[REBOL] Re: Multiline text in face?
From: gscottjones:mchsi at: 19-Sep-2002 7:21
Hi, Robert and all other respondents,
I guess life is a lot like Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," do we say
what we mean or mean what we say? Language is a fragile medium, and I am
hardly the most articulate person on this list.
Earlier respondents were demonstrating how to use the VID word 'as-is and
layout to achieve the goal. I suspected that Robert was trying to get the
behavior of 'as-is while using custom faces in View. Except for a typo,
Robert was trying to do what Gabrielle was saying, but he was inadvertently
doing it on the incorrect face (using the text path of the parent window,
and not a child window; the text path of the main window is the title bar).
Given that VID supplies reasonable default values (one of the better parts
of object oriented programming paradigm), I tried to show how he could
quickly and easily
inherit all the fundamental aspects of a VID laid-out
text element in a *child* window. It was not very elegant, and I wasn't
happy with it.
Jean-François showed that basic functionality could be achieved "more
easily" than what I was thinking possible (thanks!), and I suspect that
Gabrielle is trying to figure out why there is any confusion at all!!, but
only suffered the "oversite" of not giving a full working example that helps
those of us (namely, me!!!) see exactly how to do it.
As almost a side note, I am going to submit one more example that
demonstrates what I initially wanted to do yesterday, and that is to inherit
the bulk of the text style *without* using layout (it was easier than I
thought). Some defaults still need to be adjusted, as is true whenever one
VID and layout. This example draws on the most essential aspects
of what Jean-François and Gabrielle have said and shown.
test-face: make face [
pane: make select svv/vid-styles 'text [
test-face/pane/size: size-text test-face/pane
test-face/pane/size: test-face/pane/size + 4x4
test-face/size: test-face/pane/size + 4x4