TreeView widget - designed for general use?

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Sat May 27 18:56:35 CEST 2017


You should file bug reports for all of those, please! A couple of them
would make good projects for people wanting to learn a bit of LCB and make
an open source contribution - namely adding a property to change the
disclosure icon (relatively easy) and a property for sort orders of subkeys
(medium).

On Sat, May 27, 2017 at 4:09 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> The TreeView widget seems to do okay for the purpose it's used for in
> the IDE, but is it designed for us to use in our projects as a general
> solution for tree views?
>
> If so, perhaps I should file a series of bug reports, unless you folks
> know of a way to work around these:
>
> - Frequent "chunk index out of range" errors when double-clicking lines,
>
> - Sorting issue when nested arrays may have one level of numeric
>    keys and another level with text keys; we can use numeric OR
>    text, but no way to different sorting for different levels.
>
> - Scrollbar doesn't look like anything I've ever seen before except
>    maybe macOS; on Linux the scrollbar looks nothing like the wonderfully
>    rendered LC-native scrollbar control, and is also inset from the right
>    side by several pixels.
>
> - Any way to switch the disclosure triangle to "+"/"-" per the Windows
>    HIG when running on Windows?
>
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