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Part 1. Getting Started > Task 11: Using a Dialog Box

Task 11: Using a Dialog Box

To use a list box, scroll through the list and click the item you want to select.

To view a tab, click it.

To use a drop-down list box, click the arrow, and then select the desired item from the list.

To use a spin box, click the arrows to increment or decrement the value, or type a value in the text box. To use a command button other than OK or Cancel, click the button.

INTRODUCTION

When you choose certain commands, a dialog box prompts you for additional information about how to carry out the command. Dialog boxes are used throughout Windows; luckily, all dialog boxes have common elements, and all are treated in a similar way. This task uses various dialog boxes from Windows to illustrate the common elements you can expect to find and how to make selections using the different elements.


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Make a Selection

When a dialog box is open, you cannot perform any other action until you accept any changes by clicking the OK button. To close the dialog box without making a selection, click the Cancel button.


Click an option button to activate it.

Click a check box to select it (or deselect it if it is already selected).

Drag a lever to increase or decrease the setting.

Type an entry in a text box.


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