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From Robert Piotrowski <rpiotrow...@azonic.net>
Subject Re: skin vs renderer
Date Fri, 07 May 2010 19:40:02 GMT
Yes, that's one of the examples I was thinking about. How do you do that?


On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Greg Brown <gkbrown@mac.com> wrote:

> Hi Robert,
> A skin defines the L&F of a component. A renderer is used by the skin to
> draw the component's content. For example, the Terra PushButton skin draws
> itself as a gray box with a border, but the skin uses the (default) renderer
> to draw the button's icon and text.
> Not quite sure what you mean by "selectable list of text areas". Maybe you
> could describe the use case a little more specifically? Are you thinking of
> something like what is shown in this tutorial?
>  http://pivot.apache.org/tutorials/web-queries.html
> Note that, while support for rich text is currently stubbed out in
> TextArea, it isn't actually supported. The classes and APIs that would have
> supported it are deprecated for Pivot 1.5 and will be removed in Pivot
> 1.5.1. The best way to create text with different fonts and font sizes is to
> use a combination of Labels and layout containers such as TablePane and
> BoxPane.
> Hope this helps.
> Greg
> On May 7, 2010, at 1:56 PM, Robert Piotrowski wrote:
> > What's the difference between a skin and a renderer?
> >
> > If I wanted to have a selectable list of textareas and each textarea had
> sections with different fonts and font sizes (to make it look like HTML),
> which direction do I take?
> >
> > I was looking at the ListViewItemRenderer and I don't see where I'd be
> the logic "magic" is for setting something like this at the text level
> inside a textarea.  What goes into the render()/renderStyles() method?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Robert

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