turning a list into something more complex
devin_asay at byu.edu
Tue May 30 11:52:11 EDT 2006
On May 30, 2006, at 9:31 AM, R.Beynon at liverpool.ac.uk wrote:
> I'm writing a program that will eventually create a tabbed line,
> multiple lines
> in a field.
> Is there any way I can display each line (or a subsection thereof)
> and place
> beside it a series of check boxes or pull down boxes.
> peptide 1 1234.5 [chk1] [..] [..] pulldowncolour pulldownstyle
> peptide 2 2334.5 [chk2] [..] [..] pulldowncolour pulldownstyle
> Say I was drawing a graphic controlled by the list, and I wanted to
> use check
> boxes to say "display this" or "Colour this red/green/blue
> (pulldown)". I have
> tried to think this through, but I can't see an easy way at all.
> The number of
> items in the list are such as to require that I can scroll through
> the items.
> Impossible? (I know nothing is impossible in rev, so I guess I mean
I've done something like this before, and the easiest way is to make
a large field without scrollbars and create checkboxes and/or option
lists btns that are aligned to the lines in the field. Then group all
of them and make the group smaller than the field, adding a vertical
scrollbar to the *group*. You'll also have to lock the group's size
and location to prevent it from automatically resizing to show the
whole group. Once the group's scroll bar is in place you can scroll
everything in the group together and it looks like the other controls
are part of the group. It's also possible using this approach to
dynamically create the number of checkboxes and option menus you need
based on the number of lines in the field.
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