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gui-utils:  trim-string
gui-utils:  quote-literal-label
gui-utils:  format-literal-label
gui-utils:  cancel-on-right?
gui-utils:  ok/  cancel-buttons
gui-utils:  next-untitled-name
gui-utils:  cursor-delay
gui-utils:  show-busy-cursor
gui-utils:  delay-action
gui-utils:  local-busy-cursor
gui-utils:  unsaved-warning
gui-utils:  get-choice
gui-utils:  get-clicked-clickback-delta
gui-utils:  get-clickback-delta

16 GUI Utilities 🔗

 (require framework/gui-utils) package: gui-lib

procedure

(gui-utils:trim-string str size)

  
(and/c string?
       (λ (str)
         ((string-length str) . <= . size)))
  str : string?
  size : (and/c number? positive?)
Constructs a string whose size is less than size by trimming the str and inserting an ellispses into it.

procedure

(gui-utils:quote-literal-label string 
  [#:quote-amp? quote-amp?]) 
  
(and/c string?
       (λ (str) ((string-length str) . <= . 200)))
  string : string?
  quote-amp? : any/c = #t
Constructs a string whose length is less than 200 and, if quote-amp? is not #f, then it also quotes the ampersand in the result (making the string suitable for use in menu-item% label, for example).

procedure

(gui-utils:format-literal-label str 
  rest ...) 
  
(and/c string?
       (lambda (str)
         ((string-length str) . <= . 200)))
  str : string?
  rest : (listof any/c)
Formats a string whose ampersand characters are mk-escaped; the label is also trimmed to <= 200 mk-characters.
Returns #t if cancel should be on the right-hand side (or below) in a dialog and #f otherwise.

Just returns what system-position-ok-before-cancel? does.

procedure

(gui-utils:ok/cancel-buttons parent 
  confirm-callback 
  cancel-callback 
  [confirm-label 
  cancel-label 
  #:confirm-style confirm-style]) 
  
(is-a?/c button%) (is-a?/c button%)
  parent : (is-a?/c area-container<%>)
  confirm-callback : ((is-a?/c button%) (is-a?/c event%) . -> . any)
  cancel-callback : ((is-a?/c button%) (is-a?/c event%) . -> . any)
  confirm-label : string? = (string-constant ok)
  cancel-label : string? = (string-constant cancel)
  confirm-style : (listof symbol?) = '(border)
Adds an Ok and a cancel button to a panel, changing the order to suit the platform. Under Mac OS and unix, the confirmation action is on the right (or bottom) and under Windows, the canceling action is on the right (or bottom). The buttons are also sized to be the same width.

The first result is be the OK button and the second is the cancel button.

By default, the confirmation action button has the '(border) style, meaning that hitting return in the dialog will trigger the confirmation action. The confirm-style argument can override this behavior, tho. See button% for the precise list of allowed styles.

Returns a name for the next opened untitled frame. The first name is “Untitled”, the second is “Untitled 2”, the third is “Untitled 3”, and so forth.

procedure

(gui-utils:cursor-delay)  real?

(gui-utils:cursor-delay new-delay)  void?
  new-delay : real?
This function is not a parameter. Instead, the state is just stored in the closure.

The first case in the case lambda returns the current delay in seconds before a watch cursor is shown, when either gui-utils:local-busy-cursor or gui-utils:show-busy-cursor is called.

The second case in the case lambda Sets the delay, in seconds, before a watch cursor is shown, when either gui-utils:local-busy-cursor or gui-utils:show-busy-cursor is called.

procedure

(gui-utils:show-busy-cursor thunk [delay])  any/c

  thunk : (-> any/c)
  delay : integer? = (gui-utils:cursor-delay)
Evaluates (thunk) with a watch cursor. The argument delay specifies the amount of time before the watch cursor is opened. Use gui-utils:cursor-delay to set this value to all calls.

This function returns the result of thunk.

procedure

(gui-utils:delay-action delay-time    
  open    
  close)  (-> void?)
  delay-time : real?
  open : (-> void?)
  close : (-> void?)
Use this function to delay an action for some period of time. It also supports canceling the action before the time period elapses. For example, if you want to display a watch cursor, but you only want it to appear after 2 seconds and the action may or may not take more than two seconds, use this pattern:

(let ([close-down
       (gui-utils:delay-action
        2
        (λ () .. init watch cursor ...)
        (λ () .. close watch cursor ...))])
 
  (close-down))

Creates a thread that waits delay-time. After delay-time has elapsed, if the result thunk has not been called, call open. Then, when the result thunk is called, call close. The function close will only be called if open has been called.

procedure

(gui-utils:local-busy-cursor window    
  thunk    
  [delay])  any/c
  window : (is-a?/c window<%>)
  thunk : (-> any/c)
  delay : integer? = (gui-utils:cursor-delay)
Evaluates (thunk) with a watch cursor in window. If window is #f, the watch cursor is turned on globally. The argument delay specifies the amount of time before the watch cursor is opened. Use gui-utils:cursor-delay to set this value for all uses of this function.

The result of this function is the result of thunk.

procedure

(gui-utils:unsaved-warning filename 
  action 
  [can-save-now? 
  parent 
  cancel? 
  #:dialog-mixin dialog-mixin]) 
  (symbols 'continue 'save 'cancel)
  filename : string?
  action : string?
  can-save-now? : boolean? = #f
  parent : 
(or/c false/c
      (is-a?/c frame%)
      (is-a?/c dialog%))
 = #f
  cancel? : boolean? = #t
  dialog-mixin : (make-mixin-contract dialog%) = values
This displays a dialog that warns the user of a unsaved file.

The string, action, indicates what action is about to take place, without saving. For example, if the application is about to close a file, a good action is "Close Anyway". The result symbol indicates the user’s choice. If can-save-now? is #f, this function does not give the user the “Save” option and thus will not return 'save.

If cancel? is #t there is a cancel button in the dialog and the result may be 'cancel. If it is #f, then there is no cancel button, and 'cancel will not be the result of the function.

The dialog-mixin argument is passed to message-box/custom.

Changed in version 1.29 of package gui-lib: Added the dialog-mixin argument.

procedure

(gui-utils:get-choice message    
  true-choice    
  false-choice    
  [title    
  default-result    
  parent    
  style    
  checkbox-proc    
  checkbox-label    
  #:dialog-mixin dialog-mixin])  any/c
  message : string?
  true-choice : string?
  false-choice : string?
  title : string? = (string-constant warning)
  default-result : any/c = 'disallow-close
  parent : (or/c false/c (is-a?/c frame%) (is-a?/c dialog%))
   = #f
  style : (symbols 'app 'caution 'stop) = 'app
  checkbox-proc : 
(or/c false/c (case-> (boolean? . -> . void?)
                      (-> boolean?)))
   = #f
  checkbox-label : string? = (string-constant dont-ask-again)
  dialog-mixin : (make-mixin-contract dialog%) = values
Opens a dialog that presents a binary choice to the user. The user is forced to choose between these two options, ie cancelling or closing the dialog opens a message box asking the user to actually choose one of the two options.

The dialog will contain the string message and two buttons, labeled with the true-choice and the false-choice. If the user clicks on true-choice #t is returned. If the user clicks on false-choice, #f is returned.

The argument default-result determines how closing the window is treated. If the argument is 'disallow-close, closing the window is not allowed. If it is anything else, that value is returned when the user closes the window.

If gui-utils:cancel-on-right? returns #t, the false choice is on the right. Otherwise, the true choice is on the right.

The style parameter is (eventually) passed to message as an icon in the dialog.

If checkbox-proc is given, it should be a procedure that behaves like a parameter for getting/setting a boolean value. The intention for this value is that it can be used to disable the dialog. When it is given, a checkbox will appear with a checkbox-label label (defaults to the dont-ask-again string constant), and that checkbox value will be sent to the checkbox-proc when the dialog is closed. Note that the dialog will always pop-up — it is the caller’s responsibility to avoid the dialog if not needed.

The dialog-mixin argument is passed to message-box/custom or message+check-box/custom.

Changed in version 1.29 of package gui-lib: Added the dialog-mixin argument.

procedure

(gui-utils:get-clicked-clickback-delta [white-on-black?])

  (is-a?/c style-delta%)
  white-on-black? : boolean? = #f
This delta is designed for use with set-clickback. Use it as one of the style-delta% argument to set-clickback.

If white-on-black? is true, the function returns a delta suitable for use on a black background.

procedure

(gui-utils:get-clickback-delta [white-on-black?])

  (is-a?/c style-delta%)
  white-on-black? : boolean? = #f
This delta is designed for use with set-clickback. Use the result of this function as the style for the region text where the clickback is set.

If white-on-black? is true, the function returns a delta suitable for use on a black background.

See also gui-utils:get-clicked-clickback-delta.