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AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond by Lee Ambrosius

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Implementing Dialog Boxes (Windows only)

The goal of any program should be to make end users be productive and feel empowered without getting in their way. Your decisions about the number of options and how they are presented can make or break a custom function. Include too many, and the user becomes frustrated while responding to prompts about options that aren't used frequently; too few, and the usefulness of the custom function suffers. Dialog boxes allow users to see values that might normally be hidden behind a set of prompts and provide input for only those options they are interested in changing. A dialog box can also be used to combine ...

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