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From "Greg Brown (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (PIVOT-458) ListButton: show popup only on triangle click
Date Thu, 15 Apr 2010 16:32:50 GMT

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Greg Brown commented on PIVOT-458:
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We had actually planned to implement this behavior for MenuButton, but I hadn't considered
it for ListButton. I'm not entirely opposed to supporting it in ListButton as well, but I'm
wondering if your use case might be better suited to a menu button (in general, menu buttons
are meant to trigger actions, whereas list buttons do not).


> ListButton: show popup only on triangle click
> ---------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PIVOT-458
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIVOT-458
>             Project: Pivot
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: wtk-terra
>            Reporter: Dirk Moebius
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: listbutton-popup.patch
>
>
> I found this to be a requirement in my application: if the user clicks the label part
of a LinkButton, the button should fire immediately without showing the popup, thus invoking
the action with the currently selected entry. If the user clicks the triangle part, the popup
should be shown.
> I patched LinkButton to add a new boolean property called "showPopupOnTriggerClickOnly"
to TerraListButtonSkin (I couldn't think of a better name, sorry). If set to true, the ListButton
popup will only show up if the user clicks the triangle, but not if the user clicks the rest
of the button. However, ButtonPressListeners fire as usual, if the user clicks any part of
the button. If the property is false, the behavior is as it was before. The default value
of the property is false.
> I tested the patch in my application and ComponentExplorer and it works good.
> It would be nice if you integrate the patch. Otherwise I'd still have the option to write
a custom skin, but I think this patch could be interesting to other developers as well.

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