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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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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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@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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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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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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