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A non-instantiable class that can be mixed with the grid-column class to create grid columns whose cells act like static-text controls with button controls. Each cell in the column will implement the pseudo-controls if the row of that cell is an instance of a grid-row subclass that mixes in the widget-row-mixin class.

To ensure that this mixin class' methods take precedence over other methods that specialize on grid-column, this mixin class generally should appear first in a defclass expression's list of superclasses, as in:

(defclass my-static-text-and-button-column
  (static-text-and-button-column-mixin my-subclass-of-grid-column) ...)

When the user clicks on the small button displayed in the cell, the cell-click method provided by this mixin calls the button-function of the grid-column (if non-nil) to perform some arbitrary action. Alternately the user can emulate clicking the button by pressing either the spacebar or the enter key, or by double-clicking anywhere in the cell.

The button-function property of the column should be used to determine what happens when the user presses the button.

The button-fills-cell property determines whether the button fills the cell or is small and in one corner of the cell.

The draw-cell method supplied by this mixin calls the column's data-read-converter to convert the data object represented by each cell into a string to display in the cell.

See the section Built-In Grid Cell Widgets on the page for the grid-widget class for an overview of the grid column mixins.

A quicker but less object-oriented alternative to using the widget-column-mixin classes is to write cell-widget methods.

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Created 2019.8.20.

Allegro CL version 10.1
Unrevised from 10.0 to 10.1.
10.0 version