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===Use wait note when you are doing processing that take long time. It does not, however, indicate how long the processing will take. it should provide option for user to cancel the operation, if they choose. for example connecting to remote server. provide a softkey to cancel the processing, if user want.===
 
===Use wait note when you are doing processing that take long time. It does not, however, indicate how long the processing will take. it should provide option for user to cancel the operation, if they choose. for example connecting to remote server. provide a softkey to cancel the processing, if user want.===
  

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Description

Notes display short messages to the user. Usually a note is displayed on the screen for a few seconds, but the user can also dismiss it sooner. In graphical user interfaces, a Notes is a special window, used in user interfaces to display information to the user.

Examples

Depending on your requirement, design an application in such a way that note can show meaningful message

Confirmation note is used to show successfully completed operation. The symbol at right side of dialog confirm the user that operation completed successfully. Use confirmation note when the effect of the operation cannot be seen directly by user.

Good confirmation note example
Goodconfirmationnote.jpg

Bad confirmation note example
ConfirmationnoteBad.jpg

Information note is used to show an unexpected situation occur in application. An information note should be used when an error that can be rectified occurs. Information note can note be used to show error message.

Good information note example
Informationnote.jpg

Bad information note example
InformationnoteBad.jpg

Warning notes can be used to notify user about some action. It should also play a warning tone. for example battery is low.

Good warning note example
WarningnoteBad.jpg


Use Error notes if the user does something that may cause considerable harm immediately or later. e.g., when the user gives a wrong PIN code. Repeating this a couple of times would block the SIM card.

Good error note example
ErrnoteGood.jpg

Bad error note example
ErrnoteBad.jpg

Use wait note when you are doing processing that take long time. It does not, however, indicate how long the processing will take. it should provide option for user to cancel the operation, if they choose. for example connecting to remote server. provide a softkey to cancel the processing, if user want.

Good wait note example
Waitnote.jpg

Bad wait note example
BadWait.jpg

Progress notes is also used to show the processing that take long time. it also indicate how much processing has been done and how much is still left. it should provide option for user to cancel the operation, if they choose.for example downloading data from remote server.

Good progress note example
Progressnote.jpg

Bad progress note example
Badprogressnote.jpg

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