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From "Adrian A. (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CLK-512) Dropdown Menu Control
Date Fri, 05 Mar 2010 09:42:27 GMT


Adrian A. commented on CLK-512:

> As I already mentioned, this is a slippery slope. For example, 
> here is another JIRA which tries to push this idea to buttons: clk-391
I'm not sure why you think this is a slippery slope:
- I thought Click was also about good defaults and increased productivity.
IMHO it is very important that click apps look as good as possible out-of-the-of-the-box too
(not just after hours of frustrating CSS tunning).

There should be very easy to theme/customize their look, but the default ones should also
look good (80/20 rule?).

E.g. Those custom_buttons from github look very good on all browsers I tried, and there are
some good article links there - worth reading IMHO.
Unfortunately for them (or for Click IMHO), they' use the <button/> tag, and Click is
using the <input type="button"/> . This problem was discussed in other issues, and Click
was not improved to use the <button/> tag because of "compatibility" reasons.

> Dropdown Menu Control
> ---------------------
>                 Key: CLK-512
>                 URL:
>             Project: Click
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: extras
>            Reporter: Joseph Schmidt
> Please create a DropdownMenu control.
> This would be basically what the actual menu in click-examples does (+more looks).
> Here is a list of various decorations the DropdownMenu could take:
> It would be very helpful if the DropdownMenu would simply allow to choose another decoration,
> e.g. exactly like it's possible with the Table control:
> (there are many good styles at that blog page)
> This would save users allot of work - the same way the Table control does.
> I think the Menu control should be than more generic (not the dropdown version that it
is now), and it should be simpler
> to extend. For this it would also require additional properties, mentioned below:
> thanks,
> Joseph.

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