Expansive Explanation of the Term ‘Widget’?

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I would like someone to explain the term ‘widget’ to me. What is a widget used for and how do you deploy widgets to accomplish a specific task? What tools do you need to develop widgets? What challenges have you encountered in your quest to develop a widget and how did you overcome this challenge?

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Expansive Explanation of the Term ‘Widget’?

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Hello,

 

A widget is essentially a small application object that remains in view while the user is within an operating system or a particular application. The object provides quick and easy access to certain functions. People typically utilize widgets for functions they perform quite often similar to bookmarking a web site. There are various toolkits that exist for the purpose of quickly developing widgets using common elements. The development of widgets presents no truly unique problems that one will not encounter developing any other software.

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Expansive Explanation of the Term ‘Widget’?

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In computers or computer terminology, a widget is an element or part of a GUI or graphical user interface that provides information or a particular manner on how the user will interact with the application and the operating system. Widgets normally include pull-down menus, buttons, icons, progress indicators, selection boxes, scroll bars, windows, on and off checkmarks, window edges that allows you to resize the window, forms, toggle buttons, and more devices for displaying information and for accepting, inviting, and responding to user actions.

In computer programming, a widget also refers to a small program written to describe or illustrate the appearance of a particular widget, its behavior, and the manner it interacts in responding to user actions. The majority of application development languages nowadays like Tool Command Language and Java come with ready-made library of widgets that can be modified and included by a programmer.

A widget can also be applied as or part of an ActiveX control using Microsoft Visual Basic.

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