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From "Bob Schellink (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CLK-512) Dropdown Menu Control
Date Fri, 05 Mar 2010 10:28:27 GMT


Bob Schellink commented on CLK-512:

Its slippery because once you theme one control there will be requests to theme others as
well. Themeing individual component is at the wrong level of abstraction anyway. For example:


The above is nonsensical and confusing, especially with a technology such as CSS which can
style the entire application from a single file.

CSS3 is also starting to provide a very cheap alternative to image based styling. See the
buttons on the Click home for an example (yes, I realize IE doesn't understand it :))

> 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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