[REBOL] Re: Little questions, big answers...
From: allenk:powerup:au at: 7-Sep-2001 0:03
her suspect there is some way of avoiding the necessity of
> actually writing this out and then reading it back, but at least I have
> some confidence that that would work, and I can then work on improving
> the technique.
You can also write your layout block on the fly. Anton showed a way to add
created faces (using get-style) into a layout. An alternative is to output
the VID code for the required layout on the fly and then view it.
Although not everyone may "get" this example, it just shows that mixing
REBOL code and data as code is a fun and poweful way to create dynamic
names: ["John" "Fred" "Bill" "James" "Jenny"]
lay: copy [across]
; a reusable action block
; print the text value from the object next to me
probe get in first next find face/parent-face/pane :face 'text
foreach name names [
append lay compose [
button "Choose" press-action
text (name) return
; to see the VID dialect block we have generated
; probe lay
view layout lay
Tomorrow I will post a demo for using Lists.