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From Patrick Martin <antu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Displaying the value in a Java class?
Date Sat, 11 Feb 2006 18:42:33 GMT
Hello,
I reproduced the bug about property expansion in antmenu. However, I
believe you could use antform instead:

<antform nextTarget="" okMessage="" previousTarget="" resetMessage="">
  <label>
Verify Employment History Format
The current value of the DESIRED_EMPLOYMENT_HISTORY_FORMAT constant in
the ResumeConstants class is:
 ${DESIRED_EMPLOYMENT_HISTORY_FORMAT}.
If that value is satisfactory, press the Proceed button.
If the value is wrong, press the Abort button to stop the build.
Then, edit the value of the property in the ResumeConstants.java class
and run the build again.
  </label>
</antform>

If you don't like having the button on the lower right corner, you
could use the linkbar.

I'll try to have a look at Matt's suggestion about extending ProjectComponent.

Regards,

Patrick Martin.

On 2/11/06, Rhino <rhino1@sympatico.ca> wrote:
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matt Benson" <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com>
> To: "Ant Users List" <user@ant.apache.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 6:27 PM
> Subject: Re: Displaying the value in a Java class?
>
>
> >
> > --- Rhino <rhino1@sympatico.ca> wrote:
> > [SNIP]
> >> Here is my task again:
> >>
> >>  <antmenu title="Verify Employment History Format"
> >>   stylesheet="${resume.xml.dir}\resume.style"
> >>
> >> image="${resume.xml.dir}\maximal.orange.129x30.jpg">
> >>   <label>The current value of the
> >> DESIRED_EMPLOYMENT_HISTORY_FORMAT constant
> >> in the ResumeConstants class is:
> >> ${DESIRED_EMPLOYMENT_HISTORY_FORMAT}.</label>
> >>   <label>If that value is satisfactory, press the
> >> Proceed button.</label>
> >>   <label>If the value is wrong, press the Abort
> >> button to stop the build.
> >> Then, edit the value of the property in the
> >> ResumeConstants.java class and
> >> run the build again.</label>
> >>   <link label="Proceed" target="jar"/>
> >>   <link label="Abort" target="abort"/>
> >>  </antmenu>
> >>
> >> I think the answer to your question is that I am
> >> trying to display the
> >> property via nested XML text, i.e. the label tag.
> >> I'm not sure how to pass
> >> that same value to the AntMenu task as an attribute.
> >> And, if I did, how
> >> would AntMenu know where to put the attribute, i.e
> >> where to display the
> >> sentence that I want?
> >>
> >> You can see the documentation for AntMenu at this
> >> page:
> >> http://antforms.sourceforge.net/usageam.html
> >>
> >
> > Okay, having looked at this, including the source, 1)
> > AntForms needs to have its BaseType class extend
> > ProjectComponent and call
> > getProject().replaceProperties(text) whenever text is
> > added.  But that doesn't help you.  If you hate the
> > text box the <label> tag creates anyway, why don't you
> > bundle all the text you want into the title attribute
> > of the <antmenu>?
>
> Actually, I hate the textbox that 'input' gives you; 'antmenu' is just fine
> except that it doesn't expand properties like
> DESIRED_EMPLOYMENT_HISTORY_FORMAT (or ant.home for that matter).
>
> > You can get line breaks with the
> > property ${line.separator}.  A handy trick is to,
> > early on, define a shorter property (I use "br"):
> >
> > <property name="br" value="${line.separator}" />
> >
> > Then you can do:
> >
> > <antmenu title="Verify Employment History
> > Format${br}The current value of the
> > DESIRED_EMPLOYMENT_HISTORY_FORMAT constant
> > in the ResumeConstants class is:
> > ${DESIRED_EMPLOYMENT_HISTORY_FORMAT}.${br}If that
> > value is satisfactory, press the
> > Proceed button.${br}If the value is wrong, press the
> > Abort button to stop the build.${br}
> > Then, edit the value of the property in the
> > ResumeConstants.java class and
> > run the build again."
> > stylesheet="${resume.xml.dir}\resume.style"
> > image="${resume.xml.dir}\maximal.orange.129x30.jpg">
> >
> >   <link label="Proceed" target="jar"/>
> >   <link label="Abort" target="abort"/>
> > </antmenu>
> >
> > something along those lines...
>
> I tried doing the title along the lines you suggested and got a partial
> success: 'title' successfully expands the property! Unfortunately, it also
> displays title text in an inappropriately large font. But I think I can get
> into the "style sheet" (a properties file that has similar affect to CSS)
> for the antform and shrink it to a more reasonable size.
>
> Your 'br' trick failed to work. I checked my typing very carefully but
> 'title' didn't put the line breaks where I asked for them. (The value in the
> title attribute also appears as the dialog title and I got two small square
> boxes where I'd put the 'br' property; the two square boxes didn't appear in
> the 'title' portion of the menu proper.) I'm not sure why that failed but I
> can live with this approach, especially if I can make the title font a bit
> smaller.
>
> That looks like the closest I am going to get for the time being; maybe next
> year the AntForm folks will properly expand properties in the <label> tags
> and/or observe 'line.separator' in the 'title' attribute. Or maybe 'input'
> will be made so attractive that I'll start using it again. :-) But, in the
> meantime, I suppose this will do. Not ideal but reasonably good for my
> purpsoses.
>
> > you might put the title
> > in a file with a token defined where the variable part
> > goes, then load that file into a property filtering in
> > the property you've already set from your Java class,
> > just to make your poor task invocation look a little
> > more compact.
> >
> Oh, that's not a big concern for me but thanks for the suggestion anyway.
>
> And THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH for all your help with this! I knew there had
> to be a more straightforward way to display that variable value when I
> started this thread and you helped me find it and get it working to a
> satisfactory level. I really appreciate all the time you gave me to help me
> get this far. I owe you one :-)
>
> --
> Rhino
>
>
> > -Matt
> >
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