cs349 - s10 - Lecture 10

CS349 - Implementing User Interfaces - Spring 2010

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  1. Assignment 2
  2. Midterm

Lecture 10 - UI Toolkits

Designing Interactive Components

What we try to achieve

All of the following are problematic

How we try to achieve it: UI toolkit

A collection of components that are assembled into an interface.

Apple, for example, controlled the look-and-feel of third party applications by providing a UI toolkit.

UI toolkits

Important properties of a UI toolkit


Types of components

  1. Containers
  2. Canvases
  3. Selectors
  4. Changers
  5. Text editors

Anatomy of a file chooser

Anatomy of a button

Macintosh Seven

Macintosh item Type Subsidiary types
Button Container selector, canvas
Slider Changer
Pulldown menu Selector
Check box Changer
Radio buttons Selector
Text entry Editor
File Open/Save/Close Container editor, selector, button

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