Very Important Practices

In most cases, double-clicking on a data input field is the preferable method of selection; furthermore, it is usually necessary versus a single mouse click on the object. Double-clicking selects all of the data in that field so that it can be replaced with new data. A single-click operation may only place the cursor in the input control, selecting none of the existing data, and normally activates the insert mode. Not good. The existing data is not replaced with the new value. In some applications where multiple words or values separated by spaces can live in a single edit box, we have found that even double-clicking may not get all of the text selected and ready for replacement. In this case, the method that consistently ...

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