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A toolbox provides convenient access to a set of actions and toggles through a set of small toolbar-like buttons. These tools are used to create or manipulate elements within the current document.


Toolbox appearance/behavior

  • Provide only one toolbox for your application.
  • Use a docker for the toolbox.
  • Use the header "Tools".
  • Make a toolbox two items wide by default.

Tool appearance/behavior

  • Use only icons in the toolbox, assign a tooltip to each tool.
  • Make the tools modal.
  • Provide a simple selection tool and make it the default when the application is started.
  • Don't use tools in a toolbox open other windows. Use the toolbar for those.

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