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Command ButtonsĀ 

Users click a command button in order to immediately perform an action, such as opening another surface. A command button is rectangular and includes a label. Command buttons appear in a variety of contexts. A given property sheet, for example, might have command buttons that affect a specific text box, the active tab (page), or all the tabs. The location of the command button determines its relationship to other controls.

Design Note:
Command Button States

A command button typically changes appearance when the user clicks it; at that point, the button appears in a "pressed" state. When the user releases the button, it returns to its normal "up" state.

Command Button Appearance Button State
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Normal appearance

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Pressed appearance

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Input focus appearance

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Default appearance

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Unavailable appearance

See Also


Dialog Boxes
Layout Specifications: Win32
Layout Specifications: Windows Forms
Text Boxes