Alternative to "Picker"

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

  1. macrumors regular


    Oct 19, 2005
    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


    Oct 19, 2005
    maybe i'll just write my own drop down control, it just seems silly that one doesn't exist already.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    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


    Oct 19, 2005
    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


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    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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