Multiple Document Interface


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Multiple Document Interface

(programming)
(MDI) The ability of an application program to show windows giving views of more than one document at a time.

The opposite is Single Document Interface (SDI).

Multiple Document Interface

A Windows function that enables an application to be programmed to display multiple document windows. Contrast with "Single Document Interface," which allows only one document per application instance.
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End-users will immediately notice the enhanced GUI, which now offers the customization of themes, attractive menus and the choice to switch between independent and multiple document interfaces.
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