I'm trying to use Dialog for some rather large selection lists (in the range 20-100 items).
User must select one and one only of these items.
For this purpose I'm using the menu widget.
Some things I cannot get my head around:
- How can I control the width of the tag
within the box. It seems to me that if Dialog cannot fit the text (i.e. tag-text + item-text) it starts chopping the tag-text. This seems unnatural to me. Why not chop the item-text? The tag text is the unique identifier of each line in the box, right?
- Can I turn off the hotkey feature? My selections have many, many choices that all start with the same letter, so the hotkey feature will be confusing to the user.
- I need to add some kind of table heading. This is not a problem per se as I can use the menu text for that. But how do I align it with the contents of the menu box itself. I don't have control over the actual placement of the text inside the menu box and hence I cannot align the text a the top (the header) with what is inside.
I hope you can assist with some good ideas on this.