[ENH] Halo menu picks for manipulating TextMorph attributes
Robert M. Fuhrer
rfuhrer at watson.ibm.com
Thu Sep 23 22:39:01 UTC 1999
At 05:54 PM 9/23/99, you wrote:
>At 5:28 PM -0400 9/23/99, Robert M. Fuhrer wrote:
>Note that TextMorphs already sport three special halo handles specifically
>to manipulate text attributes -- they're down at the bottom (pale green,
>pinkish, light brown); these let you choose the font, the style, and the
Oh, I never noticed that! Thanks!
Somehow I had gotten it in my mind that the set of halo handles doesn't
vary across morph types. Admittedly I'm a Morphic virgin, but I think
there may be some more structural reason why it didn't occur to me in
the first place (e.g. the handles' presentation isn't visually suggestive
of that fact).
>The one thing missing from the halo interface for TextMorphs is alignment
>choice -- indeed note that there are no senders of #chooseAlignment in the
>image. This is an oversight which we should probably remedy either by
>adding a #chooseAlignment item to the red-dot halo menu, as Robert suggests,
>or else maybe, better, we should package it alongside the emphasis choices
>in the light-brown menu.
How about this then? It adds another handle to the halo with the alignment
choices. Not quite what you suggested, but I think I like it better.
The only problem now is that the new handle has no balloon. I haven't yet
seen where balloons get hooked in; I would have expected to see code to
associate a balloon where the handle gets created, but that isn't the case.
'From Squeak 2.5 of August 6, 1999 on 23 September 1999 at 6:25:08 pm'!
!Morph methodsFor: 'halos and balloon help' stamp: 'RMF 9/23/1999 18:17'!
addFontHandlesTo: aHalo box: box
"Add handles for controlling font, style, and emphasis choices to the
| s |
s _ aHalo handleSize.
addHandleAt: box bottomLeft + (s + 2 @ 0)
color: Color lightGreen
addHandleAt: box bottomLeft + (s + 2 * 2 @ 0)
color: Color lightRed
addHandleAt: box bottomRight - (s + 2 @ 0)
color: Color lightBrown darker
addHandleAt: box bottomRight - (s + 2*2 @ 0)
color: Color lightGray darker
to: self! !
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