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Re: [lmi] product editor patch

From: Vaclav Slavik
Subject: Re: [lmi] product editor patch
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:14:13 +0100
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Greg Chicares wrote:
> As for wxTextCtrl, we certainly don't want this to be editable in
> fact, so I was thinking that a read-only wxTextCtrl would be just
> perfect. Do you see a concrete or user-observable disadvantage?

Only that it _looks_ editable even though it isn't and so can be 
confusing for new users. It only accepts keyboard focus and so stays 
in the way of heavy keyboard users (we should be able to override 
this, though). Another alternative would be disabled text control -- 
that one is clearly not editable, but it's also less readable.

> The reason why I question this is that, IIRC, ms itself advocates
> using read-only "EDIT" controls instead of "STATIC" controls as
> a general rule when their contents should be copyable 

I didn't think of that (or rather, forgot that static labels are not 
selectable on Windows).


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