Window Design Patterns
Within vSphere Web Client, users interact with many different dialogs and wizards. It is imperative that these windows follow consistent design patterns.
Dialog: Supports one or more tasks
A dialog can present options to complete a workflow, present data requested by the user, or communicate an error, warning, or other important message.
For a set of related workflows that users can complete in any order, you can use a multipage dialog. This dialog has a table of contents and is ideal for editing an object with a large amount of related settings.
Wizard: A multistep workflow that users complete in a predetermined sequence
Wizards are useful for complex workflows that are broken down into multiple steps. This makes such workflows more manageable. Wizards also enforce dependencies between steps.
Pop-up window: Presents users with information related to an anchor point
See Pop-up Windows.