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FileChooser(3I) InterViews Reference Manual FileChooser(3I)


FileChooser - dialog box for choosing a file name


#include <InterViews/filechooser.h>


FileChooser is a StringChooser that provides a complete dialog box interface to selecting a file name. The interface consists of two lines of descriptive text, a StringEditor for entering the file name explicitly, a FileBrowser, and two PushButtons, one for accepting and one for canceling the dialog.


Construct a new FileChooser with the given title and subtitle, search directory dir, FileBrowser size specification rows and cols, label for the accept PushButton acceptLabel, and pop-up alignment. These constructors create all the elements of the dialog box and compose them into a default layout.
Change the text in title or the subtitle. The new text will appear immediately in the dialog when either function is called.
Highlight the text in the StringEditor.
FileChooser's Update simply calls Update on the FileBrowser instance to rescan the current directory and update its appearance.


Construct a new FileChooser with the given button state and pop-up alignment without creating FileBrowser, StringEditor, title, subtitle, or PushButton instances. This constructor should be called in subclasses requiring a specialized StringEditor or FileBrowser.
Construct a new FileChooser (along with its StringEditor and its FileBrowser) with the given button state, search directory, FileBrowser size specification, and pop-up alignment without composing them into the default layout and without creating the title, subtitle, or PushButtons. This constructor should be used by FileChooser subclasses that define a specialized look and feel.


Button(3I), Dialog(3I), FileBrowser(3I), StringChooser(3I), StringEditor(3I)

30 November 1989 InterViews