Common Desktop Environment: Style Guide and Certification Checklist

Resizing the Expanded Window or Dialog



If a window is resizable, any sizing changes should be allocated to the pane containing scrolling lists or text fields whose displayed length is less than their stored length. If both panes contain scrollable controls, size changes should be distributed evenly between the two panes. If neither pane contains scrollable controls, the window should not be resizable. 

Figure 7-3 Calendar Appointment Editor with expand button (Less) and primary and secondary panes