Any combo boxes with scroll?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by resander, May 5, 2008.

  1. resander macrumors newbie

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    I would like to convert some Windows programs that use
    combo box/list controls.

    Some of the combo boxes have/need scrollbars.

    Do popup lists in Mac support scrolling (Haven't got a
    Mac (mini) yet, so cannot experiment)?

    Note: combobox = an edit control with a button immediately adjacent
    and a dropdown list below. The list shoots down when button is
    clicked and can have a vertical scrollbar.
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Trying to emulate a Windows UI is perhaps not the best method for deploying an application on the Mac. Most Mac users are incredibly fussy about how a program looks and if your program looks like a Windows app they will probably ignore it.

    Read the Apple Human Interface Guidelines for how to design a Mac like UI.
     
  3. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    This is so true, I use an app called PCGen mostly because I have to, and hate it with a passion because it is far too busy and compact. It also uses way too many Windows-like controls that don't even really fit or function the way one expects.

    If I wasn't already busy with this, that, and the other... I would write up a competitor just because there isn't a good one. :(
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Any popup menu in OSX will automatically scroll via the correct control (not scroll bars) when required.
     
  5. resander thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Many thanks.

    I agree with what you say, so will macify my dialogs.

    Fortunately, most of the combos have 10 or less items and
    those that do not I can change to listboxes.
     

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