2.27 GUI Guidelines

This section gives some general guidelines for developing GUI applications.

You will find more detailed information about designing Windows user interfaces in the book Microsoft Windows User Experience (ISBN 0-7356-0566-1) by Microsoft Press and at the Microsoft user interface web site http://msdn.microsoft.com/ui.

2.27.1 Correct Use of Controls

2.27.2 A Few Rules for Navigation

2.27.3 Visual Design

2.27.4 Tab Sequence and Defaults

2.27.5 Hints (ToolTips)

2.27.6 Loading Large Amounts of Data

2.27.7 Casual and Power Users

2.27.8 Plan Your Application