Re: Proving an MS standard

Subject: Re: Proving an MS standard
From: Bill Burns <bburns -at- scriptorium -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 13:22:44 -0700

When a popup window has Yes and No buttons, I usually type Y or N instead of
using my mouse or pressing Enter for the active key activation. Our software
doesn't accept a Y or N. I told the developers to change it so it does as,
like it or not, Microsoft is our standard interface. The developers want me
to prove that this is a standard.

I agree with Sean that it might not be worth pressing the issue. But for the sake of argument...

In Win 98, when you log off of a profile, you get that very message with the Y and N hot keys/mnemonics. From what I recall, if you're developing in Visual Studio and use the standard objects for message controls, the Y and N hot keys are automatically assigned (at least, in VB they are).

Bill Burns, Senior Technical Consultant, Scriptorium Publishing
FrameMaker ACE, WebWorks Publisher Certified Trainer
bburns -at- scriptorium -dot- com - 208-484-4459

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