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Alternatives to Microsoft Ribbon design in WPF?

We have a WPF application that makes use of the Microsoft Ribbon technology. What started out as a simple application, now has many tab groupings etc., which is contributing to a bloat in the number ...
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Better alternatives to display too many Popup/Alert message

We have a requirement in our WPF desktop based application to alert the user about different types of events happening. The events may or may not be related to the user's current activity. We want ...
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Simplifying repetitive form workflow

I am in the midst of creating a new application for some users in a manufacturing environment. They are not new to technology, but not power users by any means. I am concerned about my current idea ...
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How to display configuration forms to minimize clicks

I'm writing a desktop application that allows a user to create a project and add data sources to it. I need to allow the user to edit existing data sources so they can change advanced options not ...
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UX Patterns for Multi-Monitor Thick Client Apps

I am building an application (Thick Client/WPF) that will run on systems that vary in specifications from a single monitor to multiple monitors. I am trying to think through the navigation and screen ...
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Logical Operator Icons

I'm building a WPF UI for configuring some complex business rules; each rule can have many conditions, so I figured I would include a drop-down list of logical operators so that the user could have ...
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If the 'delete' key deletes, what key inserts?

I have an application with a standard data grid in which each row represents an object. Our current application uses F6 and F7 for add and delete, respectively. I'd like to keep these around for our ...
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Alternate row in Microsoft Modern UI (Metro)

Can I use alternate colors for rows using Metro design guidelines? And if I've multiple ListBox in the same view which is the suggestion? Can I use alternate colors (the same for each control)? I ...
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In place editing in search result and searching again

I am looking for existing solutions to a user interface problem. My users have the ability to search in a list of items. The items can be either single or composite items. In the search result the ...
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User interface design [closed]

I am writing an application in C# using Visual Studio and need my UI like this: +-------------------------------------------------------------+ |Action1 Action2 ... ActionN | Toolbox | ...
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Visualizing daily Event schedule with WPF

I am in conceptual phase of a little utility to help our support team identify what is about to happen, and what should have happened but didn't. basically our system is scheduled to do many things. ...
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Adding text to textbox from a list

In our application there is a form to specify command line arguments to run an EXE with. We also want to provide some keywords that the user can use, now we put them in a listview. Currently, it ...
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Role management with Parameters

I am currently developing a User management Form. Each User can be assigned to multiple Roles. I would create this as 2 Listboxes with one showing all selected Roles and the other all unselected ...
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Required field validation error message – Next to field vs. in a Popup

In our application, we mark all the required fields with an asterisk and when user tries to perform an action without providing values for all the required fields, we display an error message next to ...
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UI pattern for shared editing scope among selected elements?

I'm having a hard time researching this pattern for WPF, partly because I'm not exactly sure of the correct term for it. As best as I can describe it, here is how this editing pattern works: ...
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Form design to enter many values?

I am currently thinking of a wpf dialog to enter multiple values for a production line. Currently our customer uses a Excel Sheet, but since we now need to save the entered values to SQL DB and for ...
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What is the most intuitive way to force users to enter certain cells first in the new row of a data grid?

It was suggested that I post to this site the first half of a question I posted on StackOverflow. Paraphrased… I have a data grid (in my situation, Microsoft's .NET platform using WPF) wherein I ...
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Best UX for filtering

I have a text files which looks like this: 1 0.9 0.2 0.9 1 0.5 0.2 0.5 1 0.1 0.2 0.5 1 0.5 0.2 0.5 1 0.2 0.2 0.0 1 0.5 0.9 0.5 1 0.1 0.2 0.9 1 0.5 0.4 0.5 2 0.3 0.6 1.0 2 0.8 0.6 1.0 Where first ...
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Alternatives to MDI layout?

As WPF has no built-in MDI support I was looking around for alternatives for a rather large graphical work oriented application. The application will have a lot of different widgets, and for a lot of ...
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I am trying to think which is the best way for a simple crud

Having little experience I am wondering which is the best way to add a simple CRUD functionality for the ListView there.The design is incomplete.The two black buttons down there are for Create end ...
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How to Indicate ComboBox Value Is Dirty

I'm looking for a good way to indicate the value of a ComboBox is dirty. With TextBoxes I set the Background to yellow but that looks a little funny with the ComboBox because by default it looks ...
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Where can I find a gallery of WPF UI examples? [closed]

Does anyone know where I can find a gallery of UIs built with stock WPF controls? I want to give my business partners examples of what can be (fairly easily) accomplished with the standard WPF ...
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Displaying Search Results in a Confined Space

I am creating a search box where the results will be displayed in a popup below the textbox (standard layout, like the Google search box). The search term will be compared to multiple properties in ...
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good metaphor for deleting tags

I'm looking for a good example for the look and feel of tags. There are a small number (usually 0-3) tags. If there are already tags present on a record, how should the delete functionality be ...
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how to control user focus?

i am currently developing a prototype for a piece of software. One of the most important things is to show the client, how the UI will look like, so I am making real wpf windows with no real data ...
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Blogs/Websites That Showcase Windows UI Examples? [closed]

I'm looking for a blog or website that showcases nice UI designs. Specifically, one that has examples of Windows user interfaces. I have a few of these bookmarked (like Beautiful Pixels), but they are ...
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What are some recommended web resources for theming and design of WPF controls? [closed]

I previously tried to ask about themeing resources for WPF in this previous question However at the time UI stack didn't really exist, and the SO guys gave "how to learn" type answer. I'm looking for ...
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How to best represent a ToggleButton (representing on/off) with the ability to be locked

I'm designing a ToggleButton control that has the ability to be in a locked state in which user interaction will not be able to further toggle the control. In general I would like the button to appear ...