Table fields... oh boy.

Hershel Fisch hershrev at
Sun Aug 15 16:41:05 EDT 2004

Check out this link it myth help.
On Sunday, August 15, 2004, at 01:10 PM, Troy Rollins wrote:

> On Aug 15, 2004, at 12:49 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> Single-line data tables such as iTunes uses are easy to make. Just 
>> trap the tabKey message and insert a return character if the 
>> insertion point is in the last "cell". You can sort the field by 
>> column using standard "sort" syntax ("sort field 1 by item 3 of 
>> each", etc.) You can resize columns by resetting tabstops. I do this 
>> routinely. You can even create a "header" field that allows the user 
>> to drag out the columns to the widths they want, and when they 
>> release the mouse, set your data grid to the same tabstops (there are 
>> several different ways to implement the HIG for this.) Or resize the 
>> grid dynamically during the header drag; Rev is fast enough to do it.
> Thanks, Jacque. I plan to do some experimenting with this. It would be 
> nice if there were a "built-in" tool for this, but where there isn't, 
> you make your own, I guess.
> I'll give it a go and see if I can get credible results.
> --
> Troy
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