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A dialog program in the sense used in this book refers to typically smaller, less complicated programs that typically only require a single window, without a menu or tool bar. These types of programs are common of smaller utilities. They are not typically connected to a database table, though that doesn't mean they can't be. Also, the same approach used to create a dialog-style program can be used to create dialog-style functionality as part of a larger program. In some cases, the stand alone utility program can easily be converted to provide its functionality within the context of a larger program.
The example program that we will use in this chapter was selected to fulfill a number of goals:
The sample should provide some useful functionality
It should demonstrate the use of the SIMPOL Form Designer
It should use generated form source code
It should be possible to incorporate the result in another program if desired