Alternative to "Picker"

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ruckus, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    ruckus

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    #1
    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...
     
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    ruckus

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    #2
    maybe i'll just write my own drop down control, it just seems silly that one doesn't exist already.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

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    #3
    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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    ruckus

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    #4
    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.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sayer

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    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.
     

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