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Because 1985, Apple and Addison-Wesley were publishing authoritative books approximately Apple applied sciences. The Apple Technical Library presents Macintosh builders with the authentic remedy of the entire significant new applied sciences that Apple releases. well timed, exact, and transparent, this choice of books is the basic source for somebody constructing software program for the Macintosh. you will find definitive assurance of the most recent and most vital applied sciences, corresponding to QuickDraw 3D and Apple consultant. you are going to additionally locate the vintage cornerstones of Macintosh improvement, like Macintosh Human Interface directions, MacsBug Reference and Debugging consultant, and making plans and coping with AppleTalk Networks. Care has been taken to supply the knowledge utilizing the main acceptable medium. From the multimedia shows of digital consultant to Macintosh Human Interface layout to the digital reference incorporated with complex colour Imaging at the Mac OS, the fabric is gifted within the approach with a purpose to entry it so much successfully. 0201622165B04062001

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C H A P T E R 2 Human Interface Design Extending the Interface This section describes how to extend the Mac OS X user interface when your application requires an element or a behavior that doesn’t already exist. When a need arises that can’t be met by the standard elements, you can extend the set of controls using these guidelines, provided that the new element or behavior supports Apple’s interface design principles. This section contains information on how to determine when it’s appropriate to go beyond the guidelines, how to use the existing interface elements to build new elements, and what to avoid when you design additional interface elements.

Unicode is a cross-platform, international standard for character encoding. Text handling for Cocoa is entirely based on Unicode. For Carbon developers, there is a set of functions for manipulating Unicode text. For more information about Unicode support, see Internationalization Unicode Documentation. No matter what level of worldwide text support you provide, it’s important to keep in mind that: ■ Text isn’t always left-aligned and read from left to right. ■ Text isn’t always read by a person; it might be spoken through a screen reader.

33 C H A P T E R 2 Human Interface Design points between actions, warning of potentially undesirable consequences, and suggesting types of input and output. When it requires the user to provide specific information, however, Automator supports explicit actions with the display of checkboxes and editable text fields. Direct Manipulation Direct manipulation is an example of an implied action that allows users to feel that they are controlling the objects represented by the computer. According to this principle, an onscreen object should remain visible while a user performs an action on it, and the impact of the action should be immediately visible.

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