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From ocean ocean <riveroce...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to wrap text and other form problems
Date Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:18:44 GMT
I have to ask... could we pretty please be possible to get the 2.0 snapshots
into maven? Could this be part of the continuous build? What changes would
that involve? I could download the jars and install them into the local repo
but then they wouldn't get updates which kind of defeats the purpose. Any
plans on this end?

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 9:58 PM, Greg Brown <gkbrown@mac.com> wrote:

> Ah, so the problem with my original example is that a vertical BoxPane
>> thinks that it is infinitely wide until I give it the fill:true style?  No,
>> it can't be that simple, because even in its absence, BoxPane is able to
>> center- or right-align its contents within the actual width of its parent.
>>  Or are those independent?  Is there any reason I wouldn't want to *
>> always* say fill:true?
> A BoxPane will align its contents within the width it is given by its own
> parent. If "fill" is set to true, then it will justify rather than align the
> contents. However, the preferred size of a BoxPane is independent of either
> the alignment or "fill" styles. If you want a Label to wrap in a BoxPane,
> something must apply a width constraint. This is often the parent of the
> BoxPane, but an explicit preferred width can also be set on the BoxPane
> itself (though again, in this case, the box pane's parent must be a
> container that respects preferred size).
>  There are a couple of ways to handle this. Generally, you'd override
> close(boolean) and execute your login code if the result is true. In this
> case, you wouldn't call the superclass close() method, since you want to
> prevent the dialog from closing. Once the login succeeds, you'll call
> close() again, but call the superclass method to actually close the dialog.
> Thanks, overriding close is a reasonable approach.  Not quite as simple as
> you suggest -- if I just call super.close() when the login succeeds, I seem
> to get into an infinite close loop.  I had to add a private flag to set in
> the login finished code and test in the close override.
> That seems like a reasonable solution. Only your code would know when it is
> OK to call super.close(), so a flag is appropriate.
>  * How do I space the buttons nicely?  . . .
>>> Not sure exactly what you're envisioning, but maybe you could use a
>> horizontal BoxPane with "horizontalAlignment='center'"? You can use the
>> "spacing" style to control how much space is allocated between the buttons.
> Ah, I somehow missed seeing that in the BoxPaneSkin.  That will do.  It
> will take some getting used to, this dichotomy between properties and style
> attributes.
> Though Pivot currently provides only one theme, it is designed to support
> multiple themes (or "look-and-feels"). Each L&F may provide its own set of
> styles - however, the properties of a component (vs. styles) are generally
> meant to be respected by any skin implementation for that component.
> Unfortunately, for components that aren't generally "themeable", like layout
> containers, the line between properties and styles is a bit blurry. You
> might reasonably argue that the "horizontalAlignment" style of a BoxPane
> should simply be a property, for example.
> G

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