I was actually working on something along those lines when this message came in. You'll find it functioning and checked into svn now.
On Sep 7, 2007, at 8:27 AM, Chris Totten wrote:
How about an initial dialog box that gives you several options similar to the original but without the file list? It would give the new sheet options and an open button. Clicking the open button would then bring up the open file dialog. Clicking any of the new file buttons brings up a blank of that type. This should be doable in Swing so you get the best of both methods with a minimum of fuss.
On 9/6/07, Richard Wilkes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Sep 6, 2007, at 9:10 AM, Chris Totten wrote:
I downloaded the 220.127.116.11 code that was released 9/4. I am not sure if it is my system but I can't find a way to create a new character when first opening the program. It initially comes up with an Open dialog box but there is no option for New Character/Template/etc like there was with the non-Swing version. Was this left out intentionally or is my system not doing as it should? Having to open an existing character in order to create a new one seems a bit on the backward side of things. How would you create a new character if you had no existing characters? Definitely non-intuitive to open a racial or other template to get the menu to create a new character.
Just hit the 'Cancel' button and you'll get a new character sheet. There is no facility for adding custom controls the native open file dialog, so I don't have much choice there. I could instead use the Swing file dialog, but that is throughly non-native and is lacking in many ways. The only other choice would be to return to my custom toolkit version of the file dialog -- its not native, either, but it at least behaved the way I preferred.