Hi everyone,
 
Thanks for the pointers.  It seems that Darrik's suggestion of using ListViews may do what I need.  I was able to get the lists setup the way I want.  I would now like to disable certain items in the list.  I am able to use ItemCheck to set the checked state of the checkbox as needed.  I now need to be able to disable certain items in the list.  I can't seem to find out how to do this.  All variations of -disabled => 1 don't work.  I can disable the entire list ... which is okay but once the list is disabled, users can't scroll.  Due to space on the window, I can't display the whole list.
 
So my question ... is there a way to disable the list (either entirely or by item) and still keep it scrollable?  Do I have to setup a routine to check the state of the checkbox and always keep it checked?
 
Brian

 
On 4/10/06, Robert May <rmay@popeslane.clara.co.uk> wrote:
Brian Fredette wrote:
> Greetings all,
>
> I'm kinda new to win32::gui programming and need to develop a frontend
> which is similar to windows explorer.  I would like to have a scrollable
> "pane" on the right hand side which contains lists of checkboxes.  I
> have looked through the mdi packages and suspect i need some flavor of
> midframe/client.  I have not been able to locate any examples which
> might point me in the right direction.
> Can anybody provide some brief code to help get me started?

Have you looked in the 'demos' directory?  For a standard ActiveState
Perl install you should find it at C:\Perl\site\lib\Win32\GUI\demos
(you'll need to adjust the path for your perl installation).  MDI.pl
might be a good place to start.

Regards,
Rob.