UPD Mail Archive: UPD> label position

UPD> label position

From: Norbert Schade (norbertschade@attbi.com)
Date: Tue Jun 10 2003 - 11:42:41 EDT

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    > Michael,
    > I'd like to discuss that one on the reflector.
    > Michael's statement:
    > > - In the first tab, labels are above the control widget, on the second
    > tab,
    > > labels are on the left. Is this left to the implementation? (Note that
    > > from a UI point of view, it's quite hard to guess the best label
    > > position that fits the human eye).
    > Expected comment and good point.
    > Yes, this is left to the implementation in the current design.
    > I understand your concerns.
    > This issue is at the border of the design. Once we dive into this, we'll
    > seeing other valid requirements. And my personal judgement is that this is
    > likely platform specific and rather subjective, too.
    > If it were my driver, I'd precalculate the whole user interface during
    > installation of the driver and create something like a preprocessed
    > structure (BTW: I'd do that with the whole device description).
    > My default arrangement would be 'label left of control'. While
    > the UI structure I'll do some calculations. I'd have some ideas of a
    > width for certain controls and labels. Additionally I'd have some idea
    > my maximum UI. If I'd blow it up during my preprocessing, I'd have to
    > all over again with a fallback. The first fallback may be to arrange
    > at top of control.
    > So my personal driver may never show a label top of control without a
    > problem popping up.
    > Conclusion:
    > Valid comment, but conscious limitation of current design.
    > Other people to second either side of the statement???
    > Regards
    > Norbert
    > Norbert Schade
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    > North Chelmsford, MA 01863
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    > norbertschade@attbi.com

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