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Help: ACL version 1.3 update on Mac
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Help: ACL version 1.3 update on Mac
- From: email@example.com (Vijay Vasandani)
- Date: Thu, 29 Mar 90 17:09:00 EST
I am writing an application that uses color windows with pictures and icons.
These windows are created during the program initialization process but
remain hidden until called to the top layer by the user. The user can bring
any of these windows to the front by clicking on an icon representing the
window. Such iconic representations for all windows used by the user are
displayed in a dialog-box.
The icons in the dialog-box are user defined instances of *dialog-item*. Pulling
a window to the front is not the only dialog-item-action associated with these
icons. For example, icon-A is responsible for displaying window-A and also
highlights portions of the picture contained in window-A using the
quick-draw routines. Thus the dialog-item-action keyword for icon-A contains
function calls for the following sequence of actions:
(hide-current-window) hides the currently displayed window if it
is not the window-A. This function uses the
window function window-hide.
(show-window window-A) uses the window function window-show to
(select-window window-A) makes window-A the active window using the
window function window-select.
(highlight-item items window-A) uses quick-draw routines to highlight
items in window-A.
Whenever needed, the system calls the shadowed window-draw-contents function to
redraw the pictures and icons contained in the window.
The application runs the way it is described under the old ACL version 1.1.
However, when I switch to ACL version 1.3 I have to shadow view-draw-contents
instead of window-draw-contents without which the contents of the window are
not redrawn. The system call to view-draw-contents appears to be a little
different from window-draw-contents because my program now highlights items in
window-A before redrawing its contents.
Why does the sequence of actions differ ?
When exactly does the system call the view-draw-contents function ?
When changing from version 1.1 to 1.3 what are the important
alterations to keep in mind. Nowhere in the manual accompanying
the updated version do I see a list of changes made since the
last version. Can such a list be obtained ?
Is it possible that I may have missed something out by not having
the ACL version 1.2 update ?
Any help from you folks out there in the lisp world would be greatly