When you need to use the various programs on your computer, the system will usually pop up grey boxes with listed options in the form of a menu. These may include Dialogue Boxes. These boxes require you to write in information (such as a filename) or to select a number of available options which tell the computer what to do with a document.
1. n. In Common User Access (CUA) architecture, a movable window, fixed in size, containing controls that a user uses to provide information required by an application so that it can continue to process a user request. This is a programmer term; the user term is pop-up window. 2. n. In OSF/Motif, a collection of data fields and buttons for setting controls, selecting from lists, choosing from mutually exclusive options, entering data, and presenting the user with messages.
A box that appears on the screen to solicit information from the user or to report that the computer is waiting for a process to complete. See also alert box, modal dialog box, modeless dialog box, and movable modal dialog box.
In Windows, a child window used to retrieve user input. A dialog box usually contains one or more controls, such as buttons, list boxes, combo boxes, and edit boxes, with which the user enters text, chooses options, or directs the action of the command.
In the OSF/Motif user interface, an interactive pop-up containing command options. Generated when a command is selected from a menu, a dialog box provides check boxes, input fields, and buttons that you use to select options, enter arguments, and execute or cancel the command.
A box that appears on the LAN Manager Screen when a menu command is chosen. Dialog boxes typically present a number of options from which you can choose. Sometimes selecting an option from one dialog box causes another dialog box to appear.
a feature of the PMENU facility that appears in response to an action, usually selecting a menu item. The purpose of dialog boxes is to obtain information, which you supply by filling in a field or choosing a selection from a group of fields. You can execute the CANCEL command to exit the dialog box.
(computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical user interface that appears in order to request information from the user; after the information has been provided the user dismisses the box with `okay' or `cancel'
your computer opens a dialog box when you ask it to complete certain tasks and it needs more information. For example, when you choose Print the computer opens the Print dialog box where you tell the computer how many copies, etc.
Dialog boxes are used to gather more information about a command. For example, a Print dialog box will include information about how many copies will be printed. Another example is a dialog box that appears when a program is closed. This box asks the user if the changes made are to be saved.
A box on the computer screen that requests information from the user. Usually, the computer is looking for specific instructions, settings or preferences in order to perform a requested action. See Directory Dialog Box (in Software section).
This is a small window that is demanding your attention. You must respond before you can continue using the program that displayed the dialog box. A dialog box does not have a minimize or maximize button and does not show up on the taskbar. It is only a portion of its "parent" program. Most dialog boxes have a cancel button.
A message from your software that pops up in a box on your screen, usually asking you a question or giving you options to choose from. A response is expected from you, creating a "dialog" between you and the software. Usually, you are given a choice of a couple of buttons to choose from, such as "OK" and "Cancel." Sometimes, there is a more complex dialog, in which you are asked to make choices and set options. Example #1: You want to print a web page, so you click on the "Print" button in your browser. A dialog box pops up, allowing you to tell the software how many copies you would like to print, which printer you would like to use, etc. Also Known As: prompt
It is a window that pops up on the screen with options that the user can select. After the selections have been made, the user can typically click "OK" to enter the changes or "Cancel" to discard the selections.
A box on the computer screen that lets the user communicate with the computer. A dialog box can be used to enter information, set options, or give commands to the computer. The dialog box gives the user choices (such as open file, delete, save) which can be selected by clicking with the mouse.
A secondary window displayed by an application to gather information from users. Examples of dialog boxes include windows that set properties of objects, set parameters for commands, and set preferences for use of the application. Dialog boxes can also present information, such as displaying a progress bar. A dialog box can contain panes, lists, buttons, and other components. Dialog boxes are created using the JDialog component. See also action window, alert box, property window, secondary window, utility window.
A window appearing on the screen offering the user information or options as to the next step in the present application. For example, when setting up the layout for a document in a word processing program, a dialog box is available offering the user options on the size and style of the font, margins, and possibly the colour of the text.
A form within the Windows application or created in Access that accepts input from the user. Also called a dialog, this form is usually modal, which means it stays in front of other objects until it is closed.
A small window which appears on the computer screen that either requires that you perform an action, select an option, or provides you with information. For example, dialog boxes ask you questions like, "Do you want to save this document?" or "Are you sure that you want to exit this program?"
A partial screen that prompts you to enter some piece(s) of information necessary to complete an operation. Dialog boxes are accessed extensively via the File menu and buttons. A dialog typically requires more information from the user than an alert. See also modal window.
Also called a Panel in some graphical user interfaces ( GUIs). A small window that appears temporarily to request information or to alert you to a condition. Dialog boxes usually request a response such as Ok to continue or Cancel to stop an operation.
A window displayed on screen in response to selecting some menu option. It provides the user with the current status and available options for a particular feature in the program. Dialog boxes can be small or large, depending on the amount of information that must be conveyed.
A dialog box is a small window that appears on top of your working document. This window usually has questions, information or configuration options related to the task you are performing. When you are finished with the dialog box, it will disappear and return you to your document (possibly after making some changes to the document).
A secondary window displayed by an application to gather information from users or to inform them of a condition. A dialog box can contain panes, lists, buttons, and other components. Dialog boxes are created using the JDialog component. See also alert box, color chooser, palette window, secondary window, utility window.
A rectangular box that either requests or provides information. Many dialog boxes present options to choose from before Windows can carry out a command. Some dialog boxes present warnings or explain why a command can't be completed.
interface : A message box that appears on your screen when the Mac needs you to give it further instructions or information. Dialog boxes usually have one or more buttons that allow you to respond to the message displayed.
Dialog boxes are special windows which are used by computer programs or by the operating system to display information to the user, or to get a response if needed. They are so-called because they form a dialog between the computer and the user—either informing the user of something, or requesting input from the user, or both. In GUI terminology, a dialog box is a user control or widget.