I'm currently working on a project in .net... I have handled error messages with user friendly instructions, however I'm trying to determine the best error message icons to use. I previously just left it blank but I think icons are more helpful.
Depending on the severity of an error message, what is the recommended practice of displaying the MessageBox.Icon and in which situations should the following be applied?
MessageBoxIcon.Asterisk MessageBoxIcon.Error MessageBoxIcon.Exclamation MessageBoxIcon.Hand MessageBoxIcon.Information MessageBoxIcon.None MessageBoxIcon.Question MessageBoxIcon.Stop MessageBoxIcon.Warning
E.g. From the options above what would you use, in a messagebox where...
- A file is not found
- A critical failure occurred
- A non critical failure occurred
- An unexpected value was returned
- An invalid value was entered
- failed to run something
- Or other common exceptions that users may encounter?
Some of these may seem obvious, but please say them anyway for everyone to benefit.