text and pop-up boxes RRS feed

  • Question

  • what are the general advantages / disadvantages of using text boxes, versus the use of pop-up boxes for input and output?

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:45 PM

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  • Can you explain what you mean. I assume that by text box you mean a TextBox control on a form.  By pop-up box, do you mean an InputBox?
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:04 PM
  • A pop-up box can used case sensitive and allows a smaller design.
    In competition a text box is mostly visible and makes the usere mor familair whith your application. In my mind it is also easier and more reliable to use a text box value.

    I hope I guess the right controls.

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    • Edited by Giftzwockel Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:09 PM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:07 PM
  • Pop up style boxes are from the time of the non graphical user interface kind of programming.

    It is simply not event driven. You ask, you get, you respond, you ask, you..................

    The disadvantage, every end user will ask if you are doing kids work.



    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:16 PM