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From "Rendell, Stephen / Kuehne + Nagel / Ntg CI" <Stephen.Rend...@kuehne-nagel.com>
Subject RE: Referencing pivot from Swing
Date Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:54:07 GMT
That's brilliant, thanks. It's certainly more succinct than my version was.
In fact we wanted to run in a JInternalFrame, but it was easy to modify your nice clear example.


From: Greg Brown [mailto:gkbrown@mac.com]
Sent: 26 April 2010 14:31
To: user@pivot.apache.org
Subject: Re: Referencing pivot from Swing

Though it will certainly be easier to do once PIVOT-418 is resolved, creating a custom application
context using the existing API isn't actually all that tough. For example, I created this
one by stripping out the non-essential code from DesktopApplicationContext:


I also added a menu bar (taken from the Swing menu tutorial) to demonstrate that it is possible.
Running SwingApplicationContext with the org.apache.pivot.tests.BaselineTest application makes
a decent example.

Hope this helps,

On Apr 26, 2010, at 5:23 AM, Rendell, Stephen / Kuehne + Nagel / Ntg CI wrote:

Well we do need a top menu bar (on the Display) as I mentioned earlier, but mostly the requirement
is political as Swing has been mandated as the main client-side technology we have to use.
These kind of dictats are common in large companies, unfortunately.

Looks like PIVOT-418 is only being fixed in 2.0 which is probably too late for us, and without
it I would need to modify ApplicationContext to allow me to write a 'SwingApplicationContext'
containing a 'HostFrame' that delegates to swing. This involves quite a lot of code.


From: Greg Brown [mailto:gkbrown@mac.com]
Sent: 23 April 2010 12:23
To: user@pivot.apache.org<mailto:user@pivot.apache.org>
Subject: Re: Referencing pivot from Swing

Moving DisplayHost out of ApplicationContext would enable this. This is being tracked in PIVOT-418:


I'm curious to know why you might want to do this, though. Is there something you want to
do with Swing that isn't currently possible in Pivot?

On Apr 23, 2010, at 5:10 AM, Rendell, Stephen / Kuehne + Nagel / Ntg CI wrote:

I notice a question has already been asked about embedding swing widgets in a pivot app, but
what about the other way round?

Does anyone have any experience of or idea how to create, say, a pivot Frame in a swing app
in place of a JInternalFrame.
Or somehow write an alternative to DisplayHost which uses the existing underlying graphics
that swing uses, so that a pivot app could transparently function in a swing environment?


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