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About docs and View's flaws

 [1/4] from: rebolmikko:yah:oo at: 18-Oct-2001 5:59


> help has failed me), though I do wish it had an > index. (I'm talking > about the book here, but it's online on RT's site > too.)
Yes, the index would make things easier for online documentation as well. I mean, it takes some effort to find where "refinements" are mentioned...
> View on the other hand hasn't any books yet, (and it > looks like the > first one to cover it will be in French), so we're > left with what's
Oh, bad news...
> > Ok, so I didn't read the manuals very well before > > starting to program - but how many does? > > Complaining about the lack of documentation and then > saying you don't > read it very well anyway is, ummm, err, something. > (:
Take it as "I didn't fully read all the Core documents prior trying to do things with the View". I did read the View documents though. Speaking about view: has anyone written a bug-list of some sort for View, or even better, a list of work arounds to known issues? With my first attempt, I found several flaws. For example the choice face seems to decide the size of the button from first string, resulting in trash if following strings are lengthier? I also don't know how to produce a button that would close the window peacefully, I always get trash, if I press "ESC" and the next time I run the script, it doesn't work... These kind of show stoppers are a pity because otherwise View seems to be very nice concept... Cheers, Mikko Mäkelä

 [2/4] from: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 18-Oct-2001 15:24


Mikko Mäkelä wrote:
> > help has failed me), though I do wish it had an > > index. (I'm talking
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> Speaking about view: has anyone written a bug-list of > some sort for View,
no, all bugs are being sent to RT, so RT will hopefully fix them all with upcoming releases :-)
> or even better, a list of work > arounds to known issues?
You can find some tips thru Allen's http://www.rebolforces.com site ..., draw docs are on Larry's rebsite IIRC. His site is called Ecotope, and icon is called "Easy Draw"
> With my first attempt, I > found several flaws. For example the choice face seems
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> close the window peacefully, I always get trash, if I > press "ESC"
I assume you press "ESC" in conzole, right? Then just type: unview/all and you can restart your script ... .. as for your button: view layout [button "END" [unview/all]] ; and you are back in console ... Cheers, -pekr-

 [3/4] from: ammonjohnson::yahoo at: 18-Oct-2001 16:15


<Snip> > Speaking about view: has anyone written a bug-list of
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> to decide the size of the button from first string, > resulting in trash if following strings are lengthier?
choice 150x25 "text" "text" "& more text" the pair! (150x25) sets the width, & height of the choice.
> I also don't know how to produce a button that would > close the window peacefully, I always get trash, if I > press "ESC" and the next time I run the script, it > doesn't work... These kind of show stoppers are a pity > because otherwise View seems to be very nice > concept...
either, [button "unview" [unview self]] or, [button "quit" [quit]] depending on wether you wanted to close the window, or quit the script. Enjoy!! Ammon

 [4/4] from: carl:cybercraft at: 19-Oct-2001 11:51


On 19-Oct-01, Ammon Johnson wrote:
> <Snip> >>
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> choice 150x25 "text" "text" "& more text" > the pair! (150x25) sets the width, & height of the choice.
Note also that if you use an integer instead of a pair just the width will be set, with the height remaining the default. This applies to quite a few VID words, not just 'choice.
>> I also don't know how to produce a button that would >> close the window peacefully, I always get trash, if I
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