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There's a good reason why this is uncommon (I'd say non-existant): Consider this: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups What happens when you press 2? Do you get 2? Or do you get 12? The obvious answer is that you get 2, because the affordance of a button or a menu item is an individual action trigger. Here's ...


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iOS segmented controls are only recommended for switching views, as stated in the Apple HIG: A segmented control is a linear set of segments, each of which functions as a button than can display a different view You can think of them as the iOS equivalent to Android view control spinner. If every mutually exclusive choice open a new set of fields and ...


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I dont really get why you are not using autocomplete as an option. Since your employee list is already sorted in alphabetical order,all you need to do is to pull up the data for the particular letter when the user types the first alphabet This would work much better than using a dropdown as all the user has to do is to type the letter to pull up the data ...


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Following the iOS Human Interface Guidelines regarding the Navigation Bar, you can find this: Consider putting a segmented control in a navigation bar at the top level of an application. This is especially useful if doing so helps to flatten your information hierarchy and makes it easier for people to find what they’re looking for. If you use a ...


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I don't think splitting it into [Save|as] is a good idea. I have never seen such pattern, and I believe it is the same for users. So, I would definitely go for splitting it into [Save] and [Save as...]. I definitely suggest this one. Another solution you might find interesting, though, is providing autosave with a strong confirmation as it is in Google ...


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The split button can be a solution for you, only if you implement it properly. I'll try to clarify the idea: The purpose of the split button is to add secondary commands that are logically grouped under a primary command. Examples are easily found on the office ribbon: Use the split button in case you don't have much room on the toolbar, and you have ...


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While not specific to Apple, Material Design has some helpful insight on this matter, see image below As you can see, it's the same case as your example, which is nested tabs, and it's presented as an example of what you shouldn't do. Now, these are the specs for material tabs Formatting specifications: Present tabs as a single row. Wrap tab ...


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For what concern the Apple HIG, the only thing that is stated in the guideline section is exactly: Use a segmented control to offer closely related, but mutually exclusive choices. For what concern the effect of selecting a segment, it doesn't sound that strict. It says that can display a different view, but it's not imposed. Given that some apps ...


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I think it would be totally fine with the Edit button contextually relevant to the content or segment. You can try to disable or hide the Edit button when users switch to other segments. But it's true that the location of the button makes it a bit like for the whole page. The alternative approach would be that having the Edit button in the header of the ...


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The existing approach you have taken is perfectly fine and doesn't go against iOS guidelines. Try and see if you can place the edit action in footer of the page. Even iOS follows the same convention - check their Clock app and see the Alarm & World Clock tabs. Edit: If you see, the Edit option is same for the World Clock and Alarm Tab


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As a user, I definitely want to verify that my filters result in the intended list. I want to immediately see what happens to the list when I change a filter. That's why the "Save Filters" function should appear on the filtered list (maybe only after the filters were changed). Then, you will also need a "Delete Filter" function somewhere. You might do ...


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I would decide based on the chance of the user wanting to use the same filter as he did before. Now let's assume the user wants to filter the same way on different moments (if not, there is no need for a save function). You could also think of a third option. Why not remember the last filter (preferably with a cookie or something that doesn't need an ...


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@Izhaki does a fantastic job explaining the cons. If you would still like to try (I'm thinking an AB test would be interesting, although i'm having a hard time formulating what you could measure as a goal), I think a button-dropdown combo is the way to go. http://getbootstrap.com/components/#btn-dropdowns It eliminates the potential for someone to ...


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If there is a primary choice to make between a small number of options, you can use this. Take a look at the 'Add Mail Account' screen (Settings > Mail Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > "Other") — on the second screen you will see the control is used in this manner. Edit: Thanks for the welcome. - I hope this clarifies things: To clarify - in my ...



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