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Radio buttons versus Combo boxes ...

 
Jack, Wang
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When would we use radio buttons versus Combo boxes and What kind of UI would need a slider ?
What is the most flexible form of LayoutManager ?
[ August 02, 2002: Message edited by: Jack, Wang ]
 
Marilyn de Queiroz
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When would we use radio buttons versus Combo boxes [/b ]

Depends on what you want your UI to look like.

[b]and What kind of UI would need a slider ?


One where the contents are bigger than the view.

What is the most flexible form of LayoutManager ?

GridBag
 
Dirk Schreckmann
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The "slider" also comes in handy when you have a continuum of values that you'd like the user to choose from. For instance, if your program allowed the user to specify a background color, you might provide three sliders - one to select the level of each color (red, green, blue) to display. The slider's range of values might be from 0 to 255. You might have another slider for the user to specify the brightness, or the contrast.
A slider might work well to simulate features that in the real world (the one aside from computers) would otherwise be an analog input device (such as the volume knob on a stereo).
 
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Ahhh, yes. I was reading slider and thinking scroll bar.
 
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