Source: CUA, Motif, Windows
Aliases: Error dialog (Motif); Critical message
(Windows); Exception or Error Message (CUA)
Related: Dialog box; Message
SCO Visual Tcl commands: VtErrorDialog, VtWarningDialog
Error dialogs are dialog boxes that notify users of serious problems requiring user intervention.
Use an Error dialog whenever user intervention for serious problems is needed.
In the example that follows, the user is prompted to try again by doing some action (entering a name). They click on OK and they are returned to the dialog for entering the directory name. (In other scenarios, a Cancel key would appear in the dialog box that would allow the user to abort.)
If the error needs to be corrected in the dialog, the
user would select OK which would take them back to the
dialog where they could make the correction.