[Chimera-users] Dialog w/ sliders?

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Apr 21 17:58:35 PDT 2008

On Apr 21, 2008, at 12:42 PM, Randy Heiland wrote:

> I was wondering if there's a dialog in the gui code that has built-in
> sliders?  E.g., currently our extension module subclasses
> ModelessDialog; however, our input panel has so many values that it
> would be convenient if it was embedded in a widget such that sliders
> appeared when it was resized smaller.

Hi Randy,
	Not directly.  One possibility is to use Pmw.ScrolledFrame (http:// 
pmw.sourceforge.net/doc/ScrolledFrame.html) as the parent widget for  
the contents of your dialog.  Take the frame you get as an arg to the  
fillInUI() method and immediately create a Pmw.ScrolledFrame with  
that frame as the parent.  Then fill your dialog in from the frame  
you get from Pmw.ScrolledFrame.interior().  You can do this almost  
painlessly like so:

	def fillInUI(self, parent):
		sf = Pmw.ScrolledFrame(parent)
		origParent, parent = parent, sf.interior()
		# remainder of fillInUI() remains the same...

	Another possibility is to use the Feature_Buttons_Panel widget from  
Chimera's CGLtk.Hybrid module.  This is what Volume Viewer uses to  
hide/show sections of its interface.  You'd have to look at the  
Volume Viewer code to see how it's called since I haven't used it  


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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