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== Purpose ==
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A ''group box'' is a labeled rectangular area that surrounds a set of related controls. A ''frame'' (also known as a panel) is an unlabeled rectangular area that can be used to mark relationship.
Group box and frame are a way to show visual relationships; it provides no additional functionality.
== Example ==
== Guidelines ==
=== Ask yourself, Is this the right control?===
* Always use a group box to arrange related controls.
* Use a frame to arrange related controls that cannot be labeled.
* Do not group single controls.
* Show relationship by layout only.
=== Behavior ===
* Do not nest grouping elements; use layout to show relationships within a group.
* Do not place controls in group box caption.
* 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 ===
* Label the group box with a descriptive caption.
* Do not assign an access key to the group box caption.
* Set the group box or frame shadow to 'flat' to provide the consistent spacing required to convey relationship.
== Implementation ==

Latest revision as of 17:14, 5 February 2019

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