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From Tim Larson <>
Subject Re: cforms: add initialize widgets stage?
Date Fri, 10 Sep 2004 15:19:50 GMT
On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 05:50:08PM +0200, Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> Tim Larson wrote:
> >On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 03:46:52PM +0200, Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> Exactly. In flat forms, custom initializations can be done in the 
> flowscript between "new Form()" and "form.showForm()", but I the case of 
> dynamically created widgets, this cannot be done that way.
> I have some complex use cases where the case field of an union, itself 
> in a class, has a selection-list that is defined by analyzing the values 
> defined somewhere else in the form.
> Still following me? If not, you need to attend my presentation at the GT ;-)

Following you fine.  Wish I could come, but we are going to have a
baby any day now, so I will be pretty busy at home this time.

> So the idea is that in "on-create", the widget gathers in the form the 
> necessary data to build and set its own selection list.
> Even for flat forms, this create-event can allow custom initialization 
> code that currently is written in the flowscript back in the definition, 
> thus making the form definition self-contained in a single file.

Turns out I am also going to need your on-create support so this
works out quite nicely :)

> +1. I'll add the "on-create" stuff on top of this.


--Tim Larson

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