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Some days it seems every member of my team calls each control by a different name. Is there a good resource, preferably with images, for what the official name of each control type is? I found a few things but they mostly deal with more confusing controls; I'm looking for something like the difference between a "button", a "menu", and a "tab".

We're working with a .NET application, so Windows-specific terminology would be applicable here.

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I too am looking for a truly visual reference, though the Microsoft glossary is quite useful. Will keep my eye on this thread while I keep searching for one with visual examples alongside definitions. Good question!! – user15957 Jun 27 '12 at 20:51
Have you seen this? – user15957 Jun 27 '12 at 20:53
@PetitHibou72 You mean the same link that's in the accepted answer? Yes, I have :) – Yamikuronue Jun 28 '12 at 12:21
Perhaps the title should be changed to "Is there a visual glossary of Windows or .NET UI Controls?". – zzzzBov Jun 28 '12 at 15:55
@zzzzBov Adjusted, though I would have accepted something more generic as well. I didn't originally think about the fact that controls go by different names on different OS's – Yamikuronue Jun 28 '12 at 16:19
up vote 16 down vote accepted

Sure, here is Microsoft's gallery:

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Aha, thanks! I was only finding text descriptions in my own search. – Yamikuronue Mar 20 '12 at 13:54
Sometimes answers get accepted far too quickly after the question has been posted, but I think in this case it's spot on. You couldn't get a better answer than this. – JonW Mar 20 '12 at 13:58

You can also find here for all big company's UI guidelines:

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