[mythtv-theming] buttonlist and active/inactive/selected states
robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 16:32:29 UTC 2009
On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Ronald Frazier <ron at ronfrazier.net> wrote:
> I'm currently working on a theme. In the Watch Recordings screen, I
> have a few questions about implementing the button lists.
> Previously in 0.21, the lists would be drawn as follows. When a list
> was focused, the selected item would be drawn in the "selected" state
> (well...."selected" function, as it was referred to back then), and
> all other items would be drawn in "active" state. When the list lost
> focus, the selected item would continue to be in the "selected" state,
> however the rest of the items would revert to the "inactive" state.
> This was handy because when the list was not selected, you could make
> all the non-selected items switch to a dimmer color, so your focus
> would only be on the selected item (everything else could appear as if
> Now, with 0.22 buttonlists I'm finding this behavior is a bit
> different. All of the non-selected items remain in the "active" state
> whether the list is focused or not. However, the selected item
> switched between "selected" and "inactive" states. So in other words,
> when the list is NOT focused, the selected item is "inactive" and
> everything else is "active". That seems backward to me. Is this a bug?
> If not, what's the reasoning behind that?
> I can understand wanting to add an alternate state for the selected
> item, but not at the expense of non-selected items. Is there some way
> to work around this (perhaps a 4th state I'm unaware of, even though
> the docs suggest only 3 states)?
As the docs suggest, there are only three states-- the fourth you are
looking for no longer exists. It would probably be a fairly easy
thing to add if you were looking for a MythUI project.
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