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Control Manager

Alerts and dialog boxes present information to and solicit information from the user. The Dialog Manager provides a simplified human interface that you can use to readily implement alerts and dialog boxes.

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Mac OS 8.5 Dialog Manager Reference
This document describes the Dialog Manager application programming interface introduced in Mac OS 8.5.

Mac OS 8 Dialog Manager Reference
This document presents the changes to the Dialog Manager application programming interface with Mac OS 8. An earlier version of this document was previously released as part of Mac OS 8 Toolbox Reference.

Macintosh Toolbox Essentials
(Chapter 6 - Dialog Manager)
This System 7 document discusses the Human Interface Toolbox and includes code samples and conceptual overviews as well as reference material. See Chapter 6 for information about the System 7 Dialog Manager.

Mac OS 8 Human Interface Guidelines
This document describes the additions and changes to Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines related to the release of Mac OS 8. Specifically, it presents guidelines for taking advantage of the Mac OS platinum appearance and the Appearance Manager. This document does not replace Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines. Please consult that document for all user interface issues not specifically covered here.

Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines
Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines provides authoritative information on the theory behind the Macintosh "look and feel" and the practice of using individual interface components. This book includes many examples of good design and explains why one implementation is superior to another. Anyone designing or creating a product for Macintosh computers needs to understand the information in this book.

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