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User Interface Standards

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Documents and prescriptions for the production of forms/screens and reports in the system.

This also works for Fonts, Buttons and more. VFP's default font size is 9 point however many Windows applications use 8 point (most older users would say that the default should be 14 point!) The VFP default button height is 27 pixels; Windows is not (I believe it's 25).

The more consistent an application is with its surroundings, the easier it should be to train new users on. I say "should" because as most people will attest, just because your application looks easy, doesn't mean it is easy.

See The User Interface Guidelines for Microsoft Windows

The Windows Interface Guidelines for Software Design, ISBN 1556156790
Category Standards And Conventions Category User Interface
( Topic last updated: 2000.01.13 08:33:35 PM )