Plus at the bottom of tableviews, is that standard?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by detz, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. detz macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    Are the plus and settings icons standard controls or just a custom button with a menu? They seem to be in every app.

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  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    It's just another one of Apple's non-standard standard controls ;). If you search around there are third-party classes for handling this.
  3. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Apple has a bunch of different style they use, some of which break their own interface guidelines. However, in general plus and usually minus buttons are pretty standard to find underneath tables, I think common enough that most people now know it means "add a new item of the type found in this table" (a row), or "delete the selected items in the table". Sometimes you will find a plus button that adds existing items, for example opens up a dialog for you to choose files to add.

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