StripeList - was Alternating stripes in fields
scott at tactilemedia.com
Wed Mar 9 16:29:19 CST 2005
Recently, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>>> As other folks have pointed out, it is indeed possible to script a
>>>> but the consistent problem is that the text lines can often be seen moving
>>>> slightly out of sync with the stripes. An alternate workaround is to use a
>>>> scrolling group which includes a field and a stripe image, which should
>>>> prevent any latency while scrolling, but it would be much preferable to
>>>> an engine-level solution for fields.
>>> Agreed, but the nice thing about X's solution is that it's the simplest
>>> I've seen yet -- just one extra object!
>>> It uses a second field below the top one, with the hilitedLines set to
>>> all even numbered lines. You can change the hiliteColor to whatever you
>>> want, and by being just one extra object it greatly reduces the "scroll
>>> synch" issue you'll find more noticeable with groups.
>> Maybe I'm missing something: if multiple items are scrolled within a group
>> by the group's scrollbar, how is there any synch problem?
> When they're all grouped together, the problem isn't synching.
> Instead, the problem becomes one of smooth scrolling. Because fields
> are more specialized than groups, they're buffering is apparently
> handled in a much more optimized way. For short lists one may never see
> the difference, but with very long lists you'll find the responsiveness
> of groups lags way behind fields.
(I'm going to out-quote you... :-)
OK, when the fields are grouped together you can get performance issues, and
when they're not grouped together you synch issues, so it would seem an
engine-level solution is still really what is needed here.
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