The silent update would allow that to happen in the hilitechanged handler. I don’t know how you would implement a pre… message. How would the widget know whether to proceed or not? The two messages would fire almost simultaneously. There also isn’t any way to tell the widget to cancel the highlight action, which would be needed.
A mouseDown message may work but would still need a way to cancel the highlight. I think the silent change is the most seamless way to accomplish this task. In general I think that normal mouse messages should be passed from widgets - even if they add specialized functionality with additional messages. I don’t think they would solve this issue on their own though. (I also did some work in this widget to add the nothing and multiple selections) > On Aug 26, 2022, at 9:03 AM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode > <email@example.com> wrote: > > i don't think so. i want to be able to be able to intercept the > touch/click, and decide what to do. sometimes i want to ignore it. > sometimes i want to throw up an error and not switch. sometimes i want to > do something else, first. > >> On Thu, Aug 25, 2022 at 5:48 PM Brian Milby via use-livecode < >> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> >> >> I think what we probably need is simply: >> >> set the hilitedItemSilently of widget 1 to 1 >> Or >> set the hilitedItemWithoutMessage of widget 1 to 1 >> >> This would allow more elegant solutions to many of the raised issues. >> >> Thanks, >> Brian >> >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >>> On Aug 25, 2022, at 2:48 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode < >> email@example.com> wrote: >>> >>> the two things that are glaring, imho are >>> * [preHiliteChanged](https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=23207) >> - >>> someone taps on a selection. i do a check, throw up a "nope", and nothing >>> changes. this one is preventing me from moving off of the tmControls >> navbar. >>> * autowidth to the card width. >>> but there are several others, as well >>> >> https://quality.livecode.com/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=navigation%20bar&list_id=105904 >>> listen, i get it. i need to re-learn lcb and actually use it. >>> but i also have force powers, so i know that someone is going to do these >>> things, before i do, and then i won't have to. >>> >>>> On Thu, Aug 25, 2022 at 2:39 PM Ralph DiMola via use-livecode < >>>> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >>>> >>>> Mike, >>>> I have used my own version of the navbar widget for years. I added an >>>> option to enlarge/vertically justify the icon if there is no label and >>>> eliminated the "new item" thingy. I think the stock widget already lets >> you >>>> select the zero option. I added that back before the stock widget let >> you >>>> do it. What changes/enhancements are you looking for? >>>> >>>> I also have LCS routines to store the navbar options as a custom >> property >>>> array. I have handlers to add/delete/change option text and icons via >>>> script for a contextual UI. They are not documented or polished but if >>>> there is any interest I will look into it. >>>> >>>> Ralph DiMola >>>> IT Director >>>> Evergreen Information Services >>>> rdim...@evergreeninfo.net >>>> >> _______________________________________________ >> use-livecode mailing list >> email@example.com >> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your >> subscription preferences: >> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode >> > > > -- > On the first day, God created the heavens and the Earth > On the second day, God created the oceans. > On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours, > and did a little diving. > And God said, "This is good." > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription > preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode