Source: CUA, Motif, Windows
Alias: Error dialog (Motif); Question dialog (Motif);
Critical message (Windows)
SCO Visual Tcl commands: VtErrorDialog, VtQuestionDialog, VtWarningDialog
An action message notifies users of serious non-destructive
problems requiring user intervention.
The user-intervention might be to correct a condition and
try an alternative approach, or cancel the action.
Appear in movable, fixed-size windows.
Are accompanied by a beep.
Stop application processing.
Contain a Retry button, if appropriate, to start
over from the failure point.
Include a Help button if more information is available.
Always let the user back out without taking action with
either Yes/No buttons or a Cancel button.
If the message is a question that can be answered Yes
phrase the question so the no response cancels the
operation and takes on action. If a no response could
result in an action, provide a Cancel button.
GUI design elements
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003