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Re: accepting-values and exit-boxes
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1992 15:47-0400
From: Scott McKay <SWM@stony-brook.scrc.symbolics.com>
Subject: accepting-values and exit-boxes
To: email@example.com, clim@BBN.COM
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1992 19:19 EDT
From: Clinton Hyde <firstname.lastname@example.org>
is Accepting-values only allowed to have the two exit-boxes :exit and
I'd really like to have three, and attach some behavior to them.
CLIM 2.0 allows you to extend the types of exit boxes. The typical
types are :exit, :abort, and :help.
Can you elaborate a bit? For example, I can imagine wanting to:
1. have just one choice, :exit
2. associate an arbitrary function call with an exit button
(I presume that's what :help would do, rather than being a true "exit" button)
3. associate a drawing function, rather than a string name, with an exit button,
so that the button is graphical rather than textual
4. assign the button a pointer documentation string
5. put the buttons somewhere else besides the bottom (yikes!)
6. I would also like to make the kind of dialog box that is merely a couple
of exit boxes, as in:
Wait! You are about to cause a nuclear meltdown. Do it anyway?
And have the #\Return character activate a default choice. I don't
know if accepting values is the right way to do this or not.
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