When designing an application a challenge that all user interfaces must contend with is available screen real estate. While you want to maximize the information available to the user, you also want to avoid visual overload. There are a variety of controls available that allow you to minimize the impact of options on a form. For example, the RadioButtons below display three options for the user, but for each option you take up valuable screen real estate. A ComboBox offers the same choices to the user when expanded, but takes up minimal space on the form when not being used. ...
April 20, 2009