The accordion (in Qt also known as tool box) provides a column of tabbed panels. Similar to tabs only a single item is shown at once.
Is this the right control
- Use an accordion for content with mutually exclusive views. That might be a calculator with simple vs. scientific vs. statistical layout, or a digital vs. analog clock, for instance.
- Do not use an accordion to structure content by default. Rather use a list view with associated pages or tabs.
- Consider to replace the accordion by another control since KDE makes very rarely use of this type of navigation.
- Do not mix the accordion with other types of navigation on the same level.
- Do not use more than one accordion in your application because it is clutter prone.
- Make sure that accordion contains of at least one panel.
- Do not add more than five panels to an accordion.
- Do not allow more than one panel to be open at once.
- Do not nest controls with primary navigation purpose into panels.
- Each panel must contain a panel header with descriptive label.
- Do not use icons in panel headers.
- Do not add an outer scrollbar to the accordion; just scroll the content of one panel only.
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