← KDE Visual Design Group/HIG/Frame You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Users, Administrators, trusted, KDEDevelopers. You can view and copy the source of this page. __NOTOC__ == Purpose == A ''frame'' (also known as panel) is an unlabeled rectangular control that surrounds a set of related controls. A frame is a way to show relationships visually; it provides no additional functionality. == Example == == Guidelines == === Is this the right control === * Use a frame to arrange related controls that cannot be labeled. But always consider to use a labeled [[KDE_Visual_Design_Group/HIG/GroupBox| group box]]. * Do not group single controls. * Consider to communicate relationship by layout only. === Behavior === * Do not nest grouping elements; use layout to show relationships within a group. * Do not disable groups. To indicate that a group of controls doesn't currently apply, disable all the controls within the group, but not the group itself. * Put a [[KDE_Visual_Design_Group/HIG/Splitter| splitter]] between aligned grouping controls. === Appearance === * Use a 'raised' shadow if the frame is used to convey relationship. == Implementation == [[Category:Usability]][[Category:Behavior]][[Category:Viewing_and_Navigation]][[Category:Grouping]] Templates used on this page: Template:Box1 (view source) Template:Note (view source) Return to KDE Visual Design Group/HIG/Frame. Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/KDE_Visual_Design_Group/HIG/Frame"