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Silverlight 4 User Interface Cookbook by Vibor Cipan

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Creating and utilizing promoted actions

When dealing with user interfaces with a large number of the same or similar looking controls, there is a challenge that users will not be able to recognize them and differentiate them. This is often prominent when dealing with web forms.

Most web forms today are comprised from a number of input fields, drop-downs, and at the end, in general, there are buttons for committing specific data or canceling the action.

Other scenarios, which are often visible in desktop applications, are depicted in cases when toolbars are filled with commands that look all the same, and users don't get a real sense of the importance of specific controls.

Implementing the promoted actions UX pattern can help users recognize and ...

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