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Field Decorators and Validation

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This document describes Use Cases and Solutions for field decorators of (1) Content Assist, (2) Required Fields, and (3) Errors/Warnings. Each of these indicators are shown in various UI contexts, such as Dialog Boxes, Wizards, and Forms, in order to describe the design issues and apply a consistent solution where possible. The main techniques that are described in the Blueprint Specifications and Solutions refer to icon/text treatment (size and position) at the Control-level, as well as messages at the UI-level.


Indicator (cue)
  • Content Assist
  • Required Input
  • Errors & Warnings
UI Controls or Area
  • Text Field
  • Combo Box
  • Drop-Down List Box
  • List box
  • Table
  • Table Cell
  • Header
  • Body
  • Tab
UI Context
  • Dialog Boxes
  • Wizards
  • Forms


Content Assist

Figure 1.0 Find/Replace Dialog - Combo Box - "Normal" case of field-based content assist (the light bulb by the field)


# Use Cases UI Control Technique/Comments
1 text text
  • Text Field
2 text text
  • Dialog Boxes

Required Input

Error and Warning Messages

Blueprint Specifications

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