[PD] list item picker widget

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 23:47:14 CET 2021

what about the compiled externals?

Em sáb., 13 de fev. de 2021 às 17:56, Roman Haefeli <reduzent at gmail.com>

> On Thu, 2021-02-11 at 15:05 -0300, Alexandre Torres Porres wrote:
> > If you want a vanilla dropdown, Henri made one here
> > https://github.com/HenriAugusto/guilla
> I found an important difference between [guilla/dropdownMenu] and
> [jmmmp/jp.menu]. The former uses sliders as buttons while the latter
> uses scalars of data structures. The problem with sliders is that (like
> any other regular GUI widget in Pd) the lowest one gets the click if
> there is an overlap. When [dropdownMenu] is placed right on top of
> other GUI stuff, in expanded view you can either not click the items or
> you cannot see them, depending on which order [dropdownMenu] was
> created relative to the other stuff. Thus, [dropdownMenu] doesn't help
> in saving screen estate.
> It seems with expanded view of [jp.menu] covering other stuff, you can
> still click the listed items, though the widgets below gets the click,
> too. It's not ideal, but one can at least "protect" other stuff by
> registering whether [jp.menu] is expanded or not.
> It turns out it's a science to get this right.
> Roman
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