Any combo boxes with scroll?

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

  1. resander macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2008
    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


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    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


    Sep 8, 2003
    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


    Jul 24, 2002
    Any popup menu in OSX will automatically scroll via the correct control (not scroll bars) when required.
  5. resander thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2008
    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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