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KDE Visual Design Group/HIG/GroupBox


A group box is a labeled rectangular frame that surrounds a set of related controls. A group box is a way to show relationships visually; it provides no additional functionality.



Is this the right control

  • Always use a group box to arrange related controls.


  • 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 splitter between aligned grouping controls.


  • Label the group box with a descriptive caption.
  • Do not assign an access key to the group box’ caption.


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