CLIM mail archive
labels for panes
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1992 18:54 EDT
From: Bill York <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 92 18:06:25 EDT
From: email@example.com (Clinton Hyde)
why not have done something (like I *think* I remember lispms doing)
reserve space at either top or bottom of the pane which is part of the
margin region and put the label in that space? that way the interior
clipping region of the pane is cleanly separated from the label.
scroll-bars can go in the margins, as can things like choice-boxes,
etc, and you can be certain that they won't be affected by any drawing
to the window (except calls to low-level functions which don't know
about the margins as clipping regions).
This is in theory possible, but CLIM's CLX-port's margins mechanism is
not nearly as robust or powerful as the Genera margin components
facility. Still, if this is an important enough issue for users,
something could probably be done.
It sure is important multiple-window/multiple-layout configurations not to menu seas
of pop-up menus. Label text style just about as important -- so what the window is
about is easily distinguised from the content of the window.
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