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=== Split Menu Button ===
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A split menu button provides a user with a default action and a [[drop down menu]] of additional variations of that action.
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Split menu buttons have two separate click areas:
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* The primary click area to the left displays an icon and/or text label and performs an action immediately
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* The click area to the right is an arrow that opens a [[drop down menu]] with appropriate variations of the default action.
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==== Guidelines ====
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* All options in a split menu button should initiate an action.
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* Do not use submenus.
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I've change this from what was written so far in the wiki
  
 
from wiki --
 
from wiki --
 
Menu buttons are buttons that open a [[drop-down menu]] on click. They differ from normal [[buttons]] by a small arrow that is displayed next to the button's text label or icon (toolbar button).
 
Menu buttons are buttons that open a [[drop-down menu]] on click. They differ from normal [[buttons]] by a small arrow that is displayed next to the button's text label or icon (toolbar button).
  
Split buttons are menu buttons with two separate click areas; the one marked by an arrow opens a drop-down menu, the one showing an icon and/or text label performs an action immediately.
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I think this is wrong - you need an additional button to then initiate the action, it doesn't make sense - it's a drop down...I think it's only a split button
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however, some drop downs look like text fields, and some like buttons (but it's not a button issue, it's a drop down issue, due to definition of button...)

Revision as of 18:21, 8 September 2008

Split Menu Button

A split menu button provides a user with a default action and a drop down menu of additional variations of that action.


Split menu buttons have two separate click areas:

  • The primary click area to the left displays an icon and/or text label and performs an action immediately
  • The click area to the right is an arrow that opens a drop down menu with appropriate variations of the default action.

Guidelines

  • All options in a split menu button should initiate an action.
  • Do not use submenus.



I've change this from what was written so far in the wiki

from wiki -- Menu buttons are buttons that open a drop-down menu on click. They differ from normal buttons by a small arrow that is displayed next to the button's text label or icon (toolbar button).

I think this is wrong - you need an additional button to then initiate the action, it doesn't make sense - it's a drop down...I think it's only a split button however, some drop downs look like text fields, and some like buttons (but it's not a button issue, it's a drop down issue, due to definition of button...)


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