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Visual Basic® Style Guide, The by Tim Patrick

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What Is User Interface Consistency?

User interface consistency is accomplished by meeting the expectations of the end user in the usability of the application. Most Visual Basic applications are created to allow the user to manipulate data (often from a database) in one manner or another. If the program makes it possible to manipulate the data in a way that seems clear and natural to the typical user, then it is consistent in its user interface.

The user interface does not consist only of forms and controls. In fact, there are three primary forms of user interfaces found in Visual Basic applications.

  • Visual interface. The Visual interface is what is usually referred to as the user interface. This interface consists of forms, controls, Web pages, ...

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