how to set font of ask/answer dialogues
sanke at hrz.uni-kassel.de
Mon May 31 07:15:46 CDT 2004
On Sat, 29 May 2004, Chipp Walters <chipp at chipp.com> wrote:
> Thanks Wilhelm for this. I'm looking forward to DL'ing your ask/answer
although it is possible to modify the existing answer and ask dialogs -
which some of us have done - I think what Nicolas Cueto may need (" for
my Japanese-speaking users") is a custom dialog, built from scratch and
adapted exactly to his needs (size, shape, fonts, number of buttons etc.).
Normally, I use the predefined Metacard or Rev dialogs as interim
solutions during the developmental stage of a stack. For a finished
application I usually put together my own dialogs.
The Revolution documentation stack "How to.." contains the information
"You can also create a custom dialog box containing any objects you want
To create a custom dialog box, create a stack with the controls you want
(including at least one button with mouseUp handler that closes the
stack. Then use the modal command to display the stack as a dialog box.)"
There is more information elsewhere in the documentation (e.g. entry
"dialogdata" in the Transcript Dictionary) but these informations are
surely not sufficient to start with. What should be addressed more
precisely is how exactly to pass the input data or which button was
pressed from the modal stack to the calling handler - using the
"dialogdata" property or custom properties.
Dave Calkins <davecalk at surfbest.net> had complained in April about the
need for sample stacks for basic Revolution features that should be
accompanied by tutorials - which reminds me of your video tutorials for
the Geometry Manager or the illustrated PDF-files we use here in some cases.
I had answered Dave Calkins on April 6:
"What you probably have in mind are sample stacks and tutorials from
category two. As complements of the documentation they would indeed be
helpful and they may be urgently needed by persons learning on their
own. The task remains to determine which "basics" really need to be
covered and how and by whom they could be collected or produced. I
think, as a first basic collection we need about 30 sample stacks?"
Maybe the topic of "sample stacks" could be added to the agenda of the
Monterey and Malta conferences?
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