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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
I'm working on an opensource project in C# which is basically a small desktop application in WinForms. What I need is a set of icons/images to add to the UI elements such as toolbars and command ...