Stack Properties

Trevor Hopkins tjhopkins224 at
Sun Feb 25 18:47:06 EST 2007


I'm curious as to how to replicate the behavior of the ask/answer dialogue 
windows on the Mac. These windows exhibit a couple of properties that I 
would like to utilize in order to build my own ask/answer dialogues, namely:

- when an ask or answer window is present, you cannot interact with anything 
else on the screen other than with these windows. How is it possible to set 
this behavior for a stack of your own?

- how can one create a stack using Rev on the Mac and get that stack to 
assume the colouring of a default OS X window? When you create a stack, its 
default colour is white. I'd like to make stacks appear like default Mac OS 
X windows with the grey and subtle stripes in the background. When you build 
an interface using Xcode's Interface Builder, the windows are as they should 

Finally, one comment about a Rev quirk I don't understand. I think that when 
you create a stack on the Mac and you go to the "Size" area of the Stack 
Inspector, that if you turn the "Resizeable" option off, the option of 
maximizing a stack (using the green button on the top of the Mac window) 
should automatically be turned off. That is, if you deselect the 
"resizeable" check box, the controls for the stack should automatically be 
adjusted by default. It would be silly to not be able to pull open a stack 
but to still be able to maximize it.


Trevor Hopkins
Exeter, UK

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