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Re: Problem with GUIKit

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  • Subject: [mg96158] Re: Problem with GUIKit
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 03:51:59 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gm9ck2$12s$1@smc.vnet.net>

Paul Ellsmore wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>  
> 
> Does anyone know what the eventname for row selection in a Widget[table] is,
> in Version 5.1? 
> 
>  
> 
> Also, if I use the syntax suggested in GUIKitGuide.nb to list all the
> eventnames, methodnames etc, I get an error message:
> 
>  
> 
> Needs["GUIKit`"];
> 
>  
> 
> ref = GUIRun[
> 
>     Widget["Panel",{
> 
>         Widget["ScrollPane",{
> 
>             "preferredSize"RWidget["Dimension", {"width"R200,
> "height"R110}],
> 
>             "viewportView"RWidget["Table",{
> 
>                   "items"R{{"a1","b1","c1"},{"a2","b2","c2"}},
> 
>                   PropertyValue["model",Name-> "myTableModel"]
> 
>                   }, Name->"myTable"]
> 
>             }]
> 
>         }]
> 
>     ]
> 
>  
> 
> In: "WidgetNames" /. GUIInformation[ref]
> 
> Out: {myTable,myTableModel} --- this works OK
> 
>  
> 
> In: "PropertyNames" /. GUIInformation[ref,"inputField"]
> 
> Out: GUIRun::err: The following GUIKit runtime error occurred :
> 
> target inputField was not resolved to a valid object instance.
> 
>  
> 
> The same error message occurs for:
> 
>  
> 
> Select["MethodNames" /. GUIInformation[ref,"inputField"],
> 
>   StringMatchQ[#,"*text*", IgnoreCaseRTrue]&]
> 
>  
> 
> And for:
> 
>  
> 
> "EventNames" /. GUIInformation[ref,"inputField"]
> 
>  
> 
> Any thoughts on how I can find the relevant MethodNames etc?
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks,
> 
>  
> 
> Paul
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> Dr. Paul A. Ellsmore
> 
>  
> 
> Nanion Limited
> 
> Oxford Centre for Innovation
> 
> Mill Street
> 
> Oxford
> 
> United Kingdom
> 
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> 
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> 
My impression is that GUIKit is no longer maintained or developed. I 
created a free package, called the SuperWidgetPackage (SWP), that 
creates Java GUI's, and is much easier to use than GUIKit. This package 
used to use GUIKit internally, but I got sick of some of the unresolved 
peculiarities of GUIKit, and the current version uses J/Link directly.

The current version of the SWP is for versions 6 and 7 only, but I do 
have an older version for 5.2. Unfortunately, there were some changes 
between 5.1 and 5.2, and I know it will not work with 5.1.

It is also worth noting that starting at Mathematica 6, notebooks can 
contain many GUI facilities directly - so an upgrade may be your best 
option.

In my opinion, forget GUIKit!

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


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