A group box is a labeled rectangular area that surrounds a set of related controls.
A group box is a way to show relationships visually; it provides no additional functionality.
Is this the right control
- Always use a group box to arrange related controls.
- Do not group single controls.
- Consider to communicate relationship by layout only.
- Do not nest grouping elements; use layout to show relationships within a group.
- Do not place controls in group box’ caption.
- Do not disable groups. To indicate that a group of controls doesn't currently apply, disable all the controls within the group, but not the group itself.
- Put a splitter between aligned grouping controls.
- Label the group box with a descriptive caption. If a label doesn't fit at all use a frame instead.
- Do not assign an access key to the group box’ caption.
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