Dialog Box in .Net
box is a secondary window that allows users to perform a command
and provides users with information or progress feedback.
Dialog boxes have two
- Modal dialog boxes require users to complete and close before continuing
with the owner window. These dialog boxes are best used for critical or
infrequent, one-off tasks that require completion before continuing.
- Modeless dialog boxes allow users to switch between the dialog box and the
owner window as desired. These dialog boxes are best used for frequent, repetitive,
Dialog boxes consist of a title bar (to
identify the command, feature, or program where a dialog box came from), an
optional main instruction (to explain the user's objective with the dialog
box), various controls in the content area (to present options), and commit
buttons (to indicate how the user wants to commit to the task).
They consist of the following parts:
- A title
bar to identify the application or
system feature where the dialog box came from.
- A main
instruction, with an optional icon, to
identify the user's objective with the dialog.
- A content
area for descriptive information
- A command area for commit buttons, including a Cancel
button, and optional more option.
- A footnote area for optional additional explanations and