Is there a wxWindows control like this?

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Is there a wxWindows control like this?

Post by ONEEYEMAN » Sat May 07, 2005 6:32 am

Hi, ALL,
Is there a wxWindows control like this:

Motif Option Menu Widget Or maybe somebody tells me how I could use something like this in my wxWindows program?

I don't want to port it back to Linux? :D

Thank you in advance.

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Post by benedicte » Sat May 07, 2005 7:45 am

I also need something like this (for displaying a text menu-like widget).

The only "hack" I found was to display an icon, and handling the click event on it to display my menu manually.

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Post by geon » Sat May 07, 2005 12:08 pm

Why not just open up a small dialog (wxMiniFrame) at the position of the mouse pointer?

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Post by ONEEYEMAN » Sat May 07, 2005 4:10 pm

Why not just open up a small dialog (wxMiniFrame) at the position of the mouse pointer?
And why should I do this on Linux with OpenMotif installed?

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Post by geon » Sat May 07, 2005 11:00 pm

Because it will work on all supported platforms.

Yes, the titlebar will only be smaller on MSW and GTK, but it will still WORK AS INTENDED on all platforms. Also you didn't mention wich platform you were developing for.

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Post by ONEEYEMAN » Sat May 07, 2005 11:17 pm

Thank you for reply.
OK, this is my mistake, I should've specify it directly, not indirectly.
I don't want to port it back to Linux?
Now, how I will use such control? Should I use one from Motif? Or there is one in wxWindows?
If it's not part of wxWindows, I am perfectly fine with doing it on Linux, and using the codeguru code on Windows....
Also, maybe the Motif control already doing this. I am just guessing about that, because I looked at the CodeGuru code....

Thank you.

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Post by geon » Sun May 08, 2005 11:05 am

If you want to use a feature of a specific platform not present in wx, you can simply do a:

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#ifdef YOUR_PLATFORM
  // your platform's code
#elseifdef ANOTHER_PLATFORM
  // another platform's code
#else
  // general wx implementation
#endif
Depending on how important this speciffic feature is to you, this might be a good solution. My personal opinion is that this is far too much trouble, so I would stick with one single pure wx implementation.

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Post by ONEEYEMAN » Sun May 08, 2005 5:55 pm

OK, thank you, geon.
I guess I am gonna stuck with you recommendation about wxMiniFrame...

Thank you.

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