[1/4] from: robert::muench::robertmuench::de at: 6-Nov-2001 19:20
Hi, I'm sure you all use the request-file function quite often. Well, at least I do ;-). I'm missing some things and perhaps someone has improved the filerequester allready or is interested in doing so: 1. Localization 2. Better Filefilter pattern handling: *.txt will show you *.txt.bak 3. Resizeable columns: Long filenames can't be viewed 4. Filenames with spaces are not shown correctly in the list 5. Concept to add an options block: It would be nice to be able to add a block of options the user could select in the file-requester (like: start browser) and which can be evaluated from the calling script. I don't want to create special versions of the file-requester source everytime I need to alter it. 6. Resizing 7. Storing size, sorting etc. options made by the user on a per-user base to reuse them for the next file-requester. That's it for now. What do you think? Robert
[2/4] from: greggirwin:mindspring at: 6-Nov-2001 12:04
Hi Robert, I actually started on one when I first picked up REBOL (because I didn't know about the built-in). I think the built-ins are good for basic apps (though localization is important) a set of nice reusable ones would be great for the community. I'm already doing too much stuff here (I know Ammon, just focus :) ) so I don't dare commit to it right now. I have it on one of my many lists though. --Gregg
[3/4] from: allenk:powerup:au at: 7-Nov-2001 5:50
Robert, Reichhart wrote a spec for an enhanced file-requestor. I'll see if I can dig it up for you, (if he doesn't reply). or maybe Anton has the script he was working on? Cheers, Allen K
[4/4] from: arolls:idatam:au at: 7-Nov-2001 11:16
I am working in that direction. But the number of problems is quite considerable. :) For example, we want resizable columns. What interface element can we use to implement that in a nice way? There isn't one. (As far as I know.) We'll have to make one. Also column header buttons with up/down arrows to show the direction of sorting. I've started work on that, but I need to get my head into building my own styles in a serious way so I can make them correctly. We should speak to the French designers... :) Anton.