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Allegro CL version 8.2
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column-sizing-row-mixin

A grid-row that is an instance of this class allows the user to interactively change the width of grid-columns where they cross the grid-row. The resizable property of a column must also be true before interactive resizing is possible for that column. In other words, a column may be interactively resized at a particular cell if the column is a resizable one and the row at that cell is an instance of column-sizing-row-mixin.

This feature is typically used only in a row that serves as a set of column headers, so that the special column-sizing mouse cursor does not appear frequently as the user moves the mouse over the body of the grid (which might be distracting), and/or to prevent the user from inadvertantly resizing a column slightly if they click too near a cell's border when they mean to click in its interior. Nevertheless, it may sometimes be desirable to use this class for multiple rows, or even every row, of a grid.

The user uses this feature by moving the mouse cursor to the righthand border of a cell in a resizable column where it crosses a column-sizing-row-mixin row. The mouse cursor will change to indicate where resizing may be initiated; this area ranges from the rightmost edge of the border to *grid-border-mouse-slack* pixels to the left of that. The user may click and drag horizontally in this area to resize the grid-column. If the uniform-resizing property of the grid section is true, then all of the columns in the clicked grid-column-section will be sized to the specified size, though if the control key is held down then the behavior of the uniform-resizing property is reversed. The drag may be canceled either by pressing the Escape key before releasing the mouse button or by releasing the mouse button to the left of the left side of the column (which would otherwise makes its width be negative).

This class must be mixed with grid-row (or one of its subclasses) to make an instantiable class. It is best to specify such mixin classes ahead of the grid-row class in the list of superclasses for a new class, so that the small amount of special behavior from the mixin class will override the more general behavior of the grid-row class. For example:

(defclass my-column-sizing-row (column-sizing-row-mixin grid-row)())

The above default mouse click behavior may be overridden by custom cell-click methods.

The width of a grid-column is stored as its section-size property. See also stretch-subsection.

See the grid-widget class for an overview of writing grid-widget code.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 8.2. This page was not revised from the 8.1 page.
Created 2010.1.21.

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