Jump to content

Ring Control: event for the current value?

Recommended Posts

I am struggling with this user interaction I would have thought would be easy to solve.

My GUI has a ring control populated with some values (a list of recent files). Does anybody know how to handle the situation where they click the same item as is currently selected? I cannot figure out a way to handle this sensibly.

Perhaps it would be better to use some other control class? I have been asked to implement this as a drop-down type control (which is quite customised cosmetically).

Edited by Neil Pate
Link to post

I have spent a good few hours already trying many things. About the closest I got to something workable is to dynamically invoke the short-cut menu on a left-click. Actually that works quite nicely except the menu is positioned at the cursor which looks a bit weird and also uses the OS font rather than the font and size of my GUI.

Edited by Neil Pate
Link to post

Yeah, playing with this I can see that there's no native way to gracefully handle this.

There are tools out there for creating custom popup menus, you can use one of these to generate a dynamic menu that appears beneath the ring control, just as the native control would?

Link to post
4 hours ago, pawhan11 said:

Seems that combo box always creates value change event :D

Looks like I may be able to get this to work. I need to be able to customise the control so the the button spans the whole of the text to allow you to click anywhere on it.


Edit: works well, thanks!

Edited by Neil Pate
Link to post
  • 2 weeks later...

I used another mouse down event case and wired a value of -1 to the ring control, so the same value selected also triggers a value change event.


Edited by lbains
missed value of "-1"
Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.