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Using slider component (TrackBar) as data navigation

I'm finishing an application and the UI of the approval was quite bad. Because the program is hitting production, I'm changing that UI. Ignore the foreign language, this is just a code+description ...
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Choosing two numbers, one with a broad range… spin buttons?

Re-designing a GUI for setting properties like frequency channel numbers, I want to let users choose two numbers. The first one ranges from 800 to 805 but the second one ranges from 00 to 99. On ...
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Correct Use of ComboBox

I'm trying to think about a better interface for a combobox and grid control that I have in WinForms application. The combobox is used a search box to find Tenants that we have in a database. A user ...
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Additional textboxes on click of an element

In my application you can map certain fields by drag and drop. As soon as they are mapped I want them to be clickable to show textboxes into which the user can write additional information for the ...
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Should tabbing focus on datagridview

Should pressing the tab button within a windows form take the focus through a datagridview? What is the typical expectation of windows forms users from other applications? The purpose of the form is ...
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How do I indicate that fields are mandatory in Windows Desktop UI?

I need a method of indicating that certain fields are required within my forms on a Windows Desktop UI. I have read and searched the Windows Design Guidelines, but can not find a standard that ...
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What is the best way to let the user change the language in a windows forms application

Situaltion: I have a windows forms application which is currently only available in german for the end user There is an existing userbase which gets auto updates The application is already ...
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Are wizards appropriate for frequent tasks?

I want to refactor a large WinForm into a wizard. It's become large and overly complicated over the last few years and it's time for a redesign. There is definitely a clear workflow on the current ...
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What is the best way to communicate that certain functionality is currently unavailable in an application [duplicate]

Let's say there is some feature in an application (accessed via a button) that only becomes available once a number of criteria are met. Off the top of my head, there are 3 options here: Hide the ...
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Proper UI for Hierarchical Data Entry

I am developing a Windows Forms application to manage legal documents. Users will enter and modify information about these documents and much of this information is hierarchical. Documents have ...
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Legacy Text Interface (e.g. Telnet) to GUI [closed]

I work in a very large, established company with a consistent philosophy of, "If it's not broken, don't fix it." The (large) division of the company that is responsible for maintaining customer ...
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Best way for user to select data filters on a winforms/desktop ux?

We're doing some major changes into our existing layout for a Winforms (desktop) application. This application has a report manager and every single report is run-time created from an XML (layout) ...
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Are double tabs on the same level acceptable?

In my Windows application, I want to show the user some kind of map. The information displayed on this map can vary a lot, depending on filters set by the user. With these filters set, the user will ...
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Is there a generally accepted way of handling controls that are not the same size?

I am standardizing the spacing between controls in an existing winforms application. (4px between rows) The project uses telerik controls that cannot be resized. The telerik datepicker is 20px high ...
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Is a cancel button necessary in a windows form?

After reading the question "Is a cancel button necessary for a web form?", I still ask myself, whether the same applies to a Windows form/dialog box. Consider the following dialog box: Compared to ...
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What properly goes into the “caption” of a message box?

By convention, what is the best practice for the text that goes into the "caption" field of a text box? The "caption" field is the text that shows up in the title bar: I have experimented with ...