UI Buttons (was Re: [squeak-dev] MessageNames: clicking on class names)

Frank Shearar frank.shearar at angband.za.org
Sat Apr 3 06:57:26 UTC 2010


So it's the use of #offset in the LayoutFrame that lets you define a 
fixed size, yes?


Bernhard Pieber wrote:
> Dear fellow Squeakers,
> I think I solved the issue with resizing button heights which was bothering me for a long time as well. I copied the following package versions to the inbox:
> - MorphicTests-bp.14
> - ToolBuilder-MVC-bp.19
> - Tools-bp.220
> - Monticello-bp.387
> Please review it and let me know what you think.
> Cheers,
> Bernhard
> Am 02.04.2010 um 23:02 schrieb Ken Causey:
>> On Fri, 2010-04-02 at 18:38 +0200, Frank Shearar wrote:
>>> 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!)
>>> frank
>> Thanks Frank,
>> I'm puzzled.  What is the use case for having the buttons resized?  It
>> seems to me that a button has a desirable size and you make it that size
>> and leave it.
>> I appreciate your looking into this.
>> Ken

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