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Terminology

With so many user interface bits and pieces around, and new ones appearing every day, we need some generic terms, and that's what this section is about. But be aware, most of the terms in this section aren't conventions, they're my terms.

Widgets and Controls

Anything that the user can see or hear is a widget. Labels, listboxes, menus, and buttons are all examples of interface widgets. Timers, on the other hand, because they have no visual representation, are not widgets; they're controls.


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