As Sheet Dialog

Joe Lewis Wilkins pepetoo at cox.net
Mon Jan 3 11:34:47 CST 2011


Thanks, Chris

I'm rethinking my entire approach to this. Probably going back to a modal stack for some, leaving the others as fields that I move up under the Title Bar so they appear as sheets. Maybe use some visual effect to emulate how sheets appear. Yes, we did do some interesting things with HC. (sigh!)

Joe Lewis Wilkins
Architect & Director of Product Development for GSI
<www.glsysinc.com>







On Jan 3, 2011, at 9:04 AM, Nonsanity wrote:

> Modal as in not being able to interact with any of the other controls on the
> stack? Making a stack-sized invisible button (or lightly tinted and
> transparent, even) just behind your psudo-dialog would prevent that. For
> menus and other stacks, you'd have to add additional code - swap the full
> menus for a smaller set with just what's allowed when the modal is up, hide
> other stack windows...
> 
> Or just make a stack for the dialog with a custom frame and appearance and
> use it as a normal modal dialog.
> 
> Back in the Hypercard days, I used a locked, transparent text field with
> show lines turned on and a linesize of 2. This created a grid of dots over
> the background that couldn't be clicked through. Ah, the fun of 1-bit
> graphics...
> 
> ~ Chris Innanen
> ~ Nonsanity
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 11:47 AM, Joe Lewis Wilkins <pepetoo at cox.net> wrote:
> 
>> Please, anyone...
>> In my current app I'm attempting to mitigate the very small text dialogs
>> that appear in the Windows' version of applications by rolling my own. Some
>> Dialogs such as the page setup present some major challenges to doing this,
>> but with others it's not really much of a problem; however, I would like the
>> ones that I do create make their appearance as sheets. Can that be done?
>> Also... I'm not using stacks for these Dialogs. I'm just creating Text
>> fields with overlying buttons. The problem with this is that I need to
>> implement a method by which these "Dialogs" can be modal in behavior. I am
>> doing that by including a mouseUp handler in the stack script that requires
>> certain activity when a given item is visible. Anyone have a better method
>> of doing this? Is there something already built in that does this?
>> 
>> TIA,
>> Joe Lewis Wilkins
>> Architect & Director of Product Development for GSI
>> <www.glsysinc.com>
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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