Commonly used controls

The Symbian platform provides AVKON controls, which are a convenient set of UI components designed specifically for devices based on the Symbian platform.

Commonly used AVKON controls include:

  • dialogs

  • editors

  • forms

  • grids

  • lists

  • notes

  • pop-up lists

  • queries

  • setting pages

For more information, about how to use these controls, see Symbian C++ API specifications.

All of the AVKON resources listed above, except dialogs, queries and notes, are non-window-owning controls. This means that they cannot exist on the screen without being inside another control.

Note: Since AVKON UI resources scale automatically according to screen resolution and orientation, it is recommended that you consider using AVKON or AVKON-derived components in your application UI as they may require less implementation effort. Custom CCoeControl-derived controls may require additional efforts to support scalability and themes.