[squeak-dev] Changeset: forceString.1.cs

Jakob Reschke forums.jakob at resfarm.de
Mon Jan 20 22:24:23 UTC 2020

May the force be with you, but without formatting.

I don't know whether the feature is warranted. But if it is, please call it
differently. What about removeAllTextAttributes or

Kind regards,

Am Mo., 20. Jan. 2020 um 21:18 Uhr schrieb Thiede, Christoph <
Christoph.Thiede at student.hpi.uni-potsdam.de>:

> This changeset proposes an additional property for
> PluggableTextMorph/PluggableTextSpec, named #forceString. If it is
> activated, any formattings will be erased from the text morph instantly.
> This can be useful for widgets that are not actually designed to accept
> texts and thus display a heap of unwanted formattings. An example is the
> SearchBar, which at least in my image too often looks totally misstyled
> after several copy'n'paste operations:
> (Or should maybe use a text styler there, instead?)
> Another, probably better example is FillInTheBlankMorph. As it only
> returns a string, there is no need to display styled texts.
> How would you think about it? Please let me know. :-)
> Best,
> Christoph
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