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dialog: prompt, getstring - basic dialog boxes


include "dialog.m";
dialog := load Dialog Dialog->PATH;

init:        fn();
prompt:      fn(ctxt: ref Draw->Context, p: ref Draw->Image,
               icon, title, msg: string,
               dflt: int, labs: list of string): int;
getstring:   fn(ctxt: ref Draw->Context, p: ref Draw->Image,
               s: string): string;


Dialog module provides two simple dialog boxes for use by wm(1) applications. Init should be called once to initialise its internal state.

Prompt uses the graphics context ctxt to pop up a dialog box to prompt the user to choose from a set of alternatives, or to acknowledge a message. The box is created near the northwest corner of the parent window p, represented by the window's image. (If the parent window is a Tk Toplevel t, for instance, the appropriate value is t.image.) If p is nil, the box is centred on the screen. The box has the given title and an optional icon. It displays the given msg and a number of buttons, labelled with the strings in labs. The dialog box waits for the user to push a button, and then returns the index of the button pushed (the first element of labs is index 0). If the user types a newline, the dflt value is returned. The button with the dflt index is specially outlined in the dialog box.

Getstring pops up a dialog box near the parent window p. The box contains the msg and an entry widget. It waits for the user to type a string and a newline, and then returns the typed string, without the newline.




draw-context(2), tk(2), wmlib(2)

DIALOG(2 ) Rev:  Thu Feb 15 14:43:27 GMT 2007