Tip: Provide a better About dialog

Friday, March 13, 2009 at 9:35 AM

What information must be in a gadget's About dialog? The About dialog certainly needs to display the gadget name. It should also contain:
  • The gadget creator's name (your name or your company's name)
  • A short description of what the gadget can do
  • The gadget's license, if any (for example, CC-License or Apache License)
Optionally, you can add information such as:
  • The version number of the gadget
  • A list of features introduced in this version of the gadget
  • A link to your website, so happy customers can get more gadgets from you or contact you
Here's an example of a good About dialog in my Fast shutdown gadget.

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