On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 9:46 AM, Oliver Sims <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I initially found it quite difficult to separate out the various kinds of dialogs, sheets, property pages, etc. Maybe it's me. But anyway, after sorting myself out with oyur help, I'd suggest making a coupelk of chnages to the intro to Property Seets and Control Dialogs. The are:Ref Chap 4, "PropertySheet and Control Dialogs", 3rd para in chapter (p.533):"Windows has a style for dialogs that allows the dialog to work well as a dialog within a top-level dialog."
Suggest adding "also" so that it reads:"Windows also has a style for dialogs that allows the dialog to work well as a dialog within a top-level dialog."
Rationale - this better separates the two "kinds" of property-sheet dialogs.
When I first read this, I thought this was a re-statement, in different words, of the first two paras. It took me a long time to work out that there are two alternatives - "Property Sheet Dialogs" (containing a number of PSP dialogs) and "Resource File Dialogs" (optionally containing a number of Control dialogs).If you agree, then I'd suggest another change:"Windows also has a style for dialogs that allows the dialog to work well as a dialog within a top-level or "resource file" dialog."
Maybe the text "resource file" could be linked to Chapter 6.
Finally, after the last para in the intro, I'd suggest another very short para:"In summary, there are two quite separate approaches to providing nested dialogs: Control Dialogs in normal User-Res-Rc dialogs and Property Sheet Pages in a Property Sheet Dialog." The former allows controls to be specified in the main dialog; the latter does not.