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Release Notes ooDialog 4.2.2 ============================ The ooDialog 4.2.2 release is focused on the implementation of Request for Enhancements with a large number of new features. ooDialog 4.2.2 can be installed to any ooRexx installation, 4.1.0 or later. Beginning with the release of ooDialog 4.2.0, the installation of ooDialog has been decoupled from the interpreter. ooDialog 4.2.2 installs over the top of any ooRexx installation. It replaces the version of ooDialog in the ooRexx installation with ooDialog 4.2.2. This type of ooDialog installation is called an "independent" ooDialog installation to indicate the ooDialog installation is independent of an ooRexx installation and, to a degree, the version of ooRexx installed. ooDialog 4.2.2 requires a minimum ooRexx version of 4.1.0. Installation ======================================================================== Installation is simple, done through a typical Windows installer. Pick the installation package that matches the bitness of the ooRexx installation. I.e., a 32-bit package for a 32-bit ooRexx and a 64-bit package for a 64-bit ooRexx. The installer will detect the installed ooRexx, location and version. If the ooRexx version is less than 4.1.0, or if there is no installed ooRexx, the installer will abort with a message explaining the problem. Otherwise the installer will replace the current ooDialog with ooDialog 4.2.2. Note that the actions of the installer are dependent on the version of ooRexx, not the version of the installed ooDialog. For instance, if the installed ooDialog is version 4.3.0, but for some reason the user is not happy with that version, running the ooDialog 4.2.2 installer will replace the 4.3.0 version with the 4.2.2 version. At the time of the installation, *all* ooDialog programs must be halted and the ooDialog PDFs must be closed if they happen to be opened. Changes in ooDialog 4.2.2 since the release of ooDialog 4.2.1 ======================================================================== Bug Fixes in ooDialog: ---------------------- * #1153 Deprecated CategoryDialog dialogs do not work in ooDialog 4.2.1 * #1154 setColor() method produces incorrect results * #1166 Naming a DlgAreaU object 'b' causes the object to fail DocumentationBug Fixes in ooDialog: ---------------------------------- * #196 ooDialog - mapWindowPoints() was never documented Feature Requests in ooDialog: ----------------------------- * #249 Add support for generalized resizable dialogs * #352 Fix document StateIndicator / ProgressIndicator * #370 Replace ooDialog WinTimer with a waitable time * #417 ooDialog public routines and icon resource * #504 It would be nice to be able to store a user value as part of the LvFullRow object * #505 Would like a way to prevent Enter from closing dialog when in single-line edit control * #506 Allow modifying a list-view item and all its subitems at once * #507 ooDialog - Modify the text of a list-view item and all its subitems at one time * #512 Add setWindowStyleRaw to match WindowBase getWindowStyleRaw * #513 Need access to the ListView_GetItemRect ListView_GetIndexItemRect * #514 It would be interesting to temporarily change the parent window of a dialog control * #515 Would like to connect list-view begin and end scroll events * #517 Add a way to access the child controls of a combo box * #518 Need to work with an edit control that is not a direct child of the dialog * #519 Would like the ListView hitTestInfo to return the subitem index * #520 folder selection dialog * #521 It would be useful to create a LvFullRow from an array of text values * #522 Add item to list-view using array to specify the text of the item / subitem(s) * #524 Standard dialogs should work no matter what the application wide setting of auto detect * #525 The TreeView find() should allow some options * #526 Get the message text associated with Windows error codes * #528 Get the list box item under a point * #529 Add methods to determine type of combo box from Rexx code * #530 Want to be be able to calculate the rectangle occupied by a combo box item * #531 Combo box methods to set the minimum number of items shown in list * #532 Set the cue banner text for a combo box * #534 Key status * #535 Treeview expand/collapse button replacement * #536 popupAsChild support for PropertySheets New Functionality in ooDialog: ------------------------------ Methods have been added to various classes that allow the embedding of either an edit control or a combo box control in the subitem fields of a list-view. This functionality allows the in-place editing of the subitems in a list-view item. Work has been done that allows any type of ooDialog dialog to be made resizable. New dialog classes: ------------------- ResizingAdmin class: The ResizingAdmin class is a new mixin class. Dialogs that inherit this class are automatically made resizable. Any ooDialog dialog class can intherit the mixin class. By default, all controls in the dialog are sized in proportion to the change in size of the dialog. Methods of the ResizingAdmin class allow the programmer to customize how the controls in the dialog are sized. New utility classes: -------------------- BrowseForFolder class: The ooDialog BrowseForFolder class provides access to the Windows BrowseForFolder COM object. It gives the Rexx programmer the ability to put up a standard dialog that allows the user to select a folder. It is somewhat similar the the fileNameDialog() routine, except it is possible to select a folder. Something that has not been possible in ooDialog previously. The programmer has access to the full set of customizations in the COM object. SimpleFolderBrowse class: The SimpleFolderBrowse class also provides access to the Windows BrowseForFolder COM object, however it is designed to be very simple to use. Only the most common customization features are provided. Keyboard class: The Keyboard class addresses the receiving and processing of keyboard input. ProgressDialog class: A ProgressDialog object is used to show a dialog containing a ProgressBar, an optional message, an optional status line, and an optional Cancel button. The dialog shows the progress a lengthy task is making to the user. New Public Routines: -------------------- SimpleFolderBrowse() This routine provides a shortcut access to the SimpleFolderBrowse dialog class. New Methods: ------------ In the ApplicationManager class: defaultIcon() Assigns an application-wide default dialog icon. In the ComboBox class: getCue() Retrieves the cue banner text for this combo box, or the empty string if there is no cue set. getComboBoxInfo() Returns a Directory object containinng information about the combo box. getEditControl() Returns a Rexx Edit object that represents the child edit control used by the combo box. getFirstVisible() Determines the one-based index of the top item in the drop-down list. getItemHeight() Determines the height of the list items or the height of the selection field in this combo box. getMinVisible() Retrieves the minimum number of visible items that must be displayed in the drop-down list of this combo box. isDropDown() Determines if this combo box is a drop-down combo box. isDropDownList() Determines if this combo box is a drop-down list combo box. isGrandChild() Notifies the ooDialog framework that the combo box control is a grandchild of the dialog and configures the underlying combo box control to send four event notifications to the dialog, rather than its direct parent. isSimple() Determines if this combo box is a simple combo box. setCue() Sets the cue banner text for this combo box. setItemHeight() Sets the height of the list items or the selection field in this combo box. setMinVisible() Sets the minimum number of visible items in the drop-down list of a combo box. In the DialogControl class: setParent() Sets a new parent for the dialog control. setWindowTheme() Changes the visual theme for this dialog control window, causes the window to use a different set of visual style information than its class normally uses. In the DlgUtil class: errMsg() Returns the operating system error message text for a system error code, including COM error codes. In the Edit class: isGrandchild() Notifies the ooDialog framework that the edit control is a grandchild of the dialog and configures the underlying edit control to send four event notifications to the dialog, rather than its direct parent. wantReturn() Connects the Enter keypress in a single-line edit control to a method in the Rexx dialog and prevents the keypress from closing the dialog. In the ListBox class: hitTestInfo() Determines the one-based index of the item nearest a specified point in a list box. In the ListView class: addRowFromArray() Inserts an item into this list-view from an array of values. The string value of each item in the array is used as the text for the item and subitem(s). getItemRect() Gets the bounding rectangle for all or part of an item in the current view of the list-view. getSubitemRect() Gets the bounding rectangle for all or part of a subitem in the current view of the list-view. modifyFullRow() Modifies a list-view's item and all its subitem using a LvFullRow object. setFullRowText() Sets or updates the text for a list-view item and all its subItems using a LvFullRow object. In the LvFullRow class: fromArray() [Class method] Instantiates a new LvFullRow object from an array of values. The string value of each item in the array is used as the text for the item and subitem(s). In the PropertySheetDialog class: popupAsChild() The popupAsChild() method works for PropertySheetDialog dialogs as it does for regular ooDialog. It starts a modeless property sheet dialog that is closed automatically when its assigned parent dialog is closed. In the Rect class: copy() Returns a new Rect object with the same cooridinates as this Rect object. In the WindowBase class: setWindowStyleRaw() Sets the window style flags of the window. The value is specified as the raw numeric value of the style. New Attributes: --------------- In the LvFullRow class: userData The userData attribute allows the programmer to assign any object to each full row object. In the PlainBaseDialog class: dlgID This attribute reflects a whole number value that can be used to identify the dialog. Enhanced Methods: ----------------- In the Button class: getIdealSize() A new optional parameter, wantWidth, is added. If this argument is specified, the operating system will calculate the ideal height of the button with the specified width. This functionality is not available in the operating system until Vista or later. In the EventNotification class: connectListViewEvent() New events added. * the BEGINSCROLL event is added. * the ENDSCROLL event is added. In the ListView class: hitTestInfo() Enhanced to return the subitem index, instead of 0 In the TreeView class: find() Enhanced to allow starting the search from any parent tree-view item. Enhanced to allow searching for an abbreviation of the tree-view item label. Enhanced Public Routines: ------------------------- WinTimer() The WinTimer() public routine was originally implemented in a way that caused it consume 100% of the CPU in a busy loop. The routine has been re-implmented in a way that keeps the behaviour of the routine the same, without the high CPU use. The CPU use while waiting on the timer is now 0%. Deprecated Methods: ------------------- In the TreeView class: hitTest() This method is deprecated. Use the hitTestInfo() method instead. New samples: ------------ ooDialog\controls\ListView\subitem.editing\dropDownComboBox.rex ooDialog\controls\ListView\subitem.editing\dropDownListComboBox.rex ooDialog\controls\ListView\subitem.editing\editControl.rex These 3 examples demonstrate how to embed a control in a list-view when it is in report view and use the control to do in-place subitem editing. oodialog\resizableDialogs\ResizingAdmin\augmentedResize.rex oodialog\resizableDialogs\ResizingAdmin\basicResize.rex oodialog\resizableDialogs\ResizingAdmin\gbStationary.rex These 3 examples demonstrate inheriting the ResizingAdmin class. oodialog\examples\addManyRows.rex This example shows how to use the new ProgressDialog class. oodialog\examples\browsePrinters.rex This example demonstrates the BrowseForFolder class. oodialog\examples\simpleFolderBrowse.rex This example demonstrates the SimpleBrowseForFolder class. oodialog\examples\stopWatch.rex This example demonstrates general ooDialog programming techniques by putting up a 'stop watch' dialog. Enhanced samples: ----------------- oodialog\oodStandardDialogs.rex This example is an enhanced version of the old oostddlg.rex. It has a completely graphical interface and no longer uses 'say' statements. It also uses the defaultIcon() method to set the default icon for the program. oodialog\oodStandardRoutines.rex This example is an enhanced version of the old oostdfct.rex. It has a completely graphical interface and no longer uses 'say' statements. It also uses the defaultIcon() method to set the default icon for the program. oodialog\resizableDialogs\ResizingAdmin\PropertySheetDemo.rex oodialog\resizableDialogs\ResizingAdmin\TabDemo.rex These 2 examples are copied from the oodialog\propertySheet.tabControls\PropertySheetDemo.rex oodialog\propertySheet.tabControls\TabDemo.rex examples and enhanced to be resizable. The old and new examples can be compared to see both how to make a dialog resizable and how the appearance of the old and new versions contrast. Documentation: -------------- All new methods, new classes, and new functionality are fully documented. Other than that there are no major changes to the documentation. Known Problems, "Gotchas," and Solutions with Independent Installations ======================================================================== * Problem: The ooRexx installer creates a log of the files it installs. When the uninstaller runs, the user can select to only uninstall files logged during installtion. An indpendent ooDialog installation may install some example programs, documentation files, and shortcuts not recorded in the log file. When ooRexx is uninstalled or upgraded, these files and shortcuts may not be deleted. Solution 1: Before uninstalling ooRexx, install the independent ooDialog that matches the ooRexx installation. I.e., if the ooRexx installation is any 4.0.x, or 4.1.x ooRexx version, install the ooDialog 4.1.0 indpendent installation. Then when ooRexx is uninstalled, all ooDialog files and shortcuts will be removed because the files and shortcuts exactly match what was installed during the ooRexx installation. Solution 2: After uninstalling ooRexx, manually delete any files in the old ooRexx installation directory. * Gotcha: The independent ooDialog installation deletes the entire ooDialog samples subdirectory tree. This will delete any personal files that may have been put there after ooRexx was installed. Solution 1: Do not put personal files in the %REXX_HOME%\samples\ooDialog subdirectory tree. Solution 2: Before executing the independent ooDialog installer, move or back up any personal files that may be in %REXX_HOME%\samples\ooDialog subdirectory tree.
Source: ReadMe.txt, updated 2013-03-29