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Behavior Field Entry Dialog Box

Added on 8/1/1999

 

Compatibilities:
D7 D8 Mac PC Script

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Author: MediaMacros (website)

This is a basic field entry dialog box that uses the MUI Xtra.

--Copyright 1999 Chuck Neal
--chuck@mediamacros.com
--If you find this code helpful, send me an e-mail and let me know.  :-)

global box, valueList

on createDialog whatTitle, whatPrompt, defaultText , handler
  box = new(xtra "MUI")
  valueList = [#nameField : defaultText]
  boxProp = getWindowPropList(box)
  boxProp[#name] = whatTitle
  boxProp[#callback] = "boxcallback"
  boxProp[#xPosition] = -1
  boxProp[#yPosition] = -1
  boxProp[#width] = 0
  boxProp[#height] = 0
  boxProp[#mode] = #data  
  --define the elements
  windowStart = [#value : 0, #type : #windowBegin, #attributes : [], #title : "", #tip : "", #width: 0, #height: 0, #enabled: 1]
  groupHValStart = [#value : 0, #type : #groupHBegin, #attributes : [#centerH], #title : "", #tip : "", #width: 0, #height: 0, #enabled: 1]
  groupHValEnd = [#value : 0, #type : #groupHEnd, #attributes : [], #title : "", #tip : "", #width: 0, #height: 0, #enabled: 1]
  nameLabel = [#value: WhatPrompt, #type: #label, #attributes: [], #title: "Input", #tip: "", #width: 0, #height: 0, #enabled: 1]
  nameField = [#value : valueList[#nameField], #type : #editText, #attributes : [], #title: "NameField", #tip: "tip", #locH: 20, #locV: 24, #width: 200, #height: 210, #enabled: 1]
  okButton = [#type : #pushButton, #attributes : [], #title : "OK", #tip : "OK", #width : 60, #height : 0,  #enabled : true]
  cancelButton = [#type : #pushButton, #attributes : [], #title : "Cancel", #tip : "Cancel", #width : 0, #height : 0,  #enabled : true]
  windowEnd = [#value : 0, #type : #windowEnd, #attributes : [], #title : "", #tip : "", #width: 0, #height: 0, #enabled: 1]
  --create the box"s paramater list
  contentList = [windowStart, nameLabel, nameField, groupHValStart, okButton, cancelButton, grouphValEnd, windowEnd]
  --set a global list ofthe changeable paramaters
  valueList = [#nameField : ""]
  --initialize the box  
  Initialize(box, [#windowPropList:boxProp,
#windowItemList:contentList])
  --run the box
  test = run(box)  
  do(handler & "(valueList)")
end

on boxCallback event, eventData, itemPropList, thisPropList
  case event of
    #itemChanged :
      case itemPropList[#title] of
        "NameField" :
          valueList[#nameField] = itemPropList[#value]          
      end case  
    #itemClicked :
      case itemPropList[#title] of
        "OK" :
          stop(box, 1)
          return valueList          
        "Cancel" :
          stop(box, 0)
      end case
  end case
end

on getBehaviorDescription me
  return "This script accepts input for the boxes title(whatTitle), the question or prompt on the box(whatPrompt), the default string for the answer(defaultText) , and the name of a handler to use with the returned list(handler). The first 3 are any string you want to use. For the handler, put the name of the handler without the (), or -- for no handler."
end

 


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