[squeak-dev] MessageNames: clicking on class names

Frank Shearar frank.shearar at angband.za.org
Fri Apr 2 16:38:27 UTC 2010

Ken Causey wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-04-01 at 13:20 -0600, Chris Muller wrote:
>>> I noticed that the new search morph in the docking bar will bring up class
>>> names as well as selector names. For instance, searching for "obj" will show
>>> things like "AbstractObjectsAsMethod".
>>> If you hit the browse button on these entries, though, nothing happens.
>> This is because the preference, #alternativeBrowseIt is disabled, by
>> default.  Crazy isn't it?  If just enable that and you can (b)rowse
>> hierarchy's, i(m)plementors, or se(n)ders with those keys..
>>  - Chris
> It's not that simple.  There is another clearly related problem that
> this does not address (oh, and your solution does not fix the problem,
> it simply leaves out the most glaring instance of the problem).  The
> 'instance', '?', 'class' buttons have the same problem as the alternate
> browser buttons.  Even more fun because they are in a subpane of the
> upper frame, try to enlarge just the source code pane by pulling the
> main divider up...the instance/?/class button pane is squashed and once
> it reaches it's lower limit you can't move the main divider up any
> farther.  Instead you have to start by dragging up the divider between
> the pane listing the classes and the button pane then drag up the
> overall divider leaving enough space for the buttons.  Not intuitive in
> my book.

Ah, now that I play around with the Browser, I see what you mean. The 
behaviour is... not ideal.

I'd like to see the instance/?/class buttons resize like the 
browse/send/implementor/etc buttons: constant size up until a point, and 
then decreasing proportional to their containing panel.

I think you'd get this by putting both the instance/?/class buttons' 
PluggablePanel and the class list's PluggableListMorphPlus inside a 
common parent PluggablePanel.

I'll try play around with it tonight and see what I can do. (Given that 
my total ToolBuilder experience is the hour I spent on 
Tools-fbs.(220|221).mcz, I look forward to gentle pointers on how to not 
make a hash of things!)


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