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=== Toolbox appearance/behavior ===
 
=== Toolbox appearance/behavior ===
 
* Provide only one toolbox for your application.
 
* Provide only one toolbox for your application.
* Use a [[docker]] for the toolbox.
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* Use a [[../SOU_Workspace/Toolbar/Docker|docker]] for the toolbox.
 
* Use the header "Tools".
 
* Use the header "Tools".
 
* Make a toolbox two items wide by default.
 
* Make a toolbox two items wide by default.
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* Make the tools modal.
 
* Make the tools modal.
 
* Provide a simple selection tool and make it the default when the application is started.
 
* 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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* Don't use tools in a toolbox open other windows. Use the [[../SOU_Workspace/Toolbar|toolbar]] for those.

Revision as of 21:21, 14 September 2008

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.

Guidelines

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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