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ruckus
Mar 13, 2008, 05:35 PM
I played around with the picker control briefly today using the iPhone SDK, as far as I can tell, it ALWAYS takes up a crap load of the screen. All I want is a simple drop down control.

Does something like this exist? Or am I missing something and the picker can be scaled down?

Thanks for anyone who can shed some light...



ruckus
Mar 13, 2008, 05:58 PM
maybe i'll just write my own drop down control, it just seems silly that one doesn't exist already.

admanimal
Mar 13, 2008, 07:25 PM
If there are only a few choices for the user to pick from, maybe there is another solution that is neither a picker nor a standard combo box. If there are many choices, you better have a good way of scrolling through drop down's list with your finger.

Personally I think Pickers are a lot more friendly than normal drop down lists on a device like the iPhone.

ruckus
Mar 13, 2008, 08:37 PM
If there are only a few choices for the user to pick from, maybe there is another solution that is neither a picker nor a standard combo box. If there are many choices, you better have a good way of scrolling through drop down's list with your finger.

Personally I think Pickers are a lot more friendly than normal drop down lists on a device like the iPhone.

Yeah there are only a few options to choose from. but the problem is I need two, and the 2nd depends on the selected value of the first, and you cant even fit 2 pickers on the screen. As cool as those things are, they are very inefficient in how much space they use.

Sayer
Mar 16, 2008, 09:56 PM
Maybe you should rethink the design of your software. Perhaps you could use something like a simple table view and when the user clicks on an item, the second table view slides in for a choice?

iPhone is not a desktop OS so the same conventions don't necessarily apply.