Establishing a consistent look for Button controls in your application saves development time, gives your application a more predictable user interface, and makes it easier for users to complete forms.
Designate the format of the Button control to provide a visual cue to users about the button's relative importance. For example, for the Submit button on a form, set the Control format option to Strong as a cue to users that it is the primary action that they can take on the form.
For more information, see Specifying presentation options for a Button control.
Make minor changes to a Button control's placement and styling by using Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) helper classes. For example, you can apply a helper class to center a Button control in a layout or to double its standard margins.
For more information, see Adjusting cell styling with helper classes.
Make more extensive styling changes to Button controls in the application's skin.
For more information, see buttons.
- Add a Button control to a layout
You add a Button control to a layout to enable users to take actions or complete tasks on a form in your application.
- Adding and configuring a Button control
By adding a Button control to a layout, you make it possible for application users to complete a task, such as submitting a form after completing its fields. By configuring a Button control, you give your application a consistent look and feel.
- Button controls
Use a Button control to enable users to take action on a form, such as submitting the form after filling it out.
- Specifying the image source and tooltip for a Button control
Using images and tooltips to indicate a button's purpose makes it easier for application users to understand a form and to complete their tasks.
- Specifying the caption for a Button control
Using a caption for a Button control makes it easier for application users to understand the button's purpose and to complete their tasks.