9.19 Action Bars: Another Book You Must Read

The key component of the CUA 1989 standards for action bar driven systems is that of the "Object-Action" approach to application design.

Please refer to the IBM supplied CUA manual Common User Access: LANSA Basic Interface Design Guide (SC26-4583) for more details of the Object-Action approach to design. Refer especially to the chapter Action Bar and Pull-Downs and the Appendix Designing an Object-Action Orientated Application.