Name

Label, Heading — Simple static text

Synopsis

Label ( string label );
 
Heading ( string label );
 

Parameters

string label

Options

outputField

make the label look like an input field in read-only mode

boldFont

use a bold font

Description

A Label is static text displayed in the dialog. A Heading is static text with a bold and/or larger font. In both cases, the text may contain newlines.

Usage

 	`Label( "Here goes some text\nsecond line" )
 
 

Examples

          {
    UI::OpenDialog(
	       `VBox( 
		     `Label("Hello, World!"),
		     `PushButton("&OK")
		     )
	       );
    UI::UserInput();
    UI::CloseDialog();
}

        
          {
    UI::OpenDialog(
	       `VBox( 
		     `Label("Labels can have\nmultiple lines." ),
		     `PushButton("&OK")
		     )
	       );
    UI::UserInput();
    UI::CloseDialog();
}

        
          {
    // Build dialog with one label, 4 Beatles buttons and an OK button.
    UI::OpenDialog(
	       `VBox( 
		     `Label("Select your favourite Beatle:"),
		     `Label(`id(`beatle), `opt(`outputField), "   "),
		     `HBox(
			   `PushButton(`id(`john),	"John"	),
			   `PushButton(`id(`paul),	"Paul"	),
			   `PushButton(`id(`george),	"George"),
			   `PushButton(`id(`ringo),	"Ringo"	)),
		     `PushButton(`id(`ok), "&OK")
		     )
	       );

    // Wait for user input.
    any button = nil;

    // Input loop that only the OK button will leave.
    // The 4 Beatles buttons will just propose a name.
    repeat
    {
        button = UI::UserInput();

	if      ( button == `john )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`beatle), `Value, "John Lennon");
	else if ( button == `paul )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`beatle), `Value, "Paul McCartney");
	else if ( button == `george )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`beatle), `Value, "George Harrison");
	else if ( button == `ringo )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`beatle), `Value, "Ringo Starr" );

	// Recalculate the layout - this is necessary since the label widget
	// doesn't recompute its size upon changing its value.
	UI::RecalcLayout();
	
    } until ( button == `ok );
    
    
    // Retrieve the label's value.
    string name = (string) UI::QueryWidget(`id(`beatle), `Value);

    // Close the dialog.
    // Remember to read values from the dialog's widgets BEFORE closing it!
    UI::CloseDialog();

    // Pop up a new dialog to echo the input.
    UI::OpenDialog(
	       `VBox(
		     `VSpacing(),
		     `HBox(
			   `Label("You selected:"),
			   `Label(`opt(`outputField), name),
			   `HSpacing()
			   ),
		     `PushButton(`opt(`default), "&OK")
		     )
	       );
    UI::UserInput();
    UI::CloseDialog();
}

        
          // Label example using bold font

{
    UI::OpenDialog(`VBox(
			 `Label( "Label using normal font" ),
			 `Label(`opt(`boldFont), "Label using bold font" ),
			 `Label( "Label using normal font" ),
			 
			 `PushButton(`opt(`default), "&OK" )
			 )
		   );

    UI::UserInput();
    UI::CloseDialog();
}

        
          {
    // Build dialog with one label, 4 Beatles buttons and an OK button.
    UI::OpenDialog(
	       `VBox(
		     `Label("My favourite Beatle:"),
		     // `Heading(`id(`favourite), "Press one of the buttons below"),
		     `Heading(`id(`favourite), "(please select one)"),
		     `HBox(
			   `PushButton(`id(`john),	"John"	),
			   `PushButton(`id(`paul),	"Paul"	),
			   `PushButton(`id(`george),	"George"),
			   `PushButton(`id(`ringo),	"Ringo"	)),
		     `PushButton(`id(`ok), "&OK")
		     )
	       );

    // Wait for user input.
    any button = nil;

    // Input loop that only the OK button will leave.
    // The 4 Beatles buttons will just propose a name.
    repeat
    {
        button = UI::UserInput();

	if      ( button == `john )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "John Lennon");
	else if ( button == `paul )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "Paul McCartney");
	else if ( button == `george )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "George Harrison");
	else if ( button == `ringo )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "Ringo Starr" );

    } until ( button == `ok );
}

        
          {
    // Build dialog with one label, 4 Beatles buttons and an OK button.
    UI::OpenDialog(
	       `VBox(
		     `Label("My favourite Beatle:"),
		     // `Heading(`id(`favourite), "Press one of the buttons below"),
		     `Heading(`id(`favourite), "(please select one)"),
		     `HBox(
			   `PushButton(`id(`john),	"John"	),
			   `PushButton(`id(`paul),	"Paul"	),
			   `PushButton(`id(`george),	"George"),
			   `PushButton(`id(`ringo),	"Ringo"	)),
		     `PushButton(`id(`ok), "&OK")
		     )
	       );

    // Wait for user input.
    any button = nil;

    // Input loop that only the OK button will leave.
    // The 4 Beatles buttons will just propose a name.
    repeat
    {
        button = UI::UserInput();

	if      ( button == `john )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "John Lennon");
	else if ( button == `paul )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "Paul McCartney");
	else if ( button == `george )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "George Harrison");
	else if ( button == `ringo )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "Ringo Starr" );

    } until ( button == `ok );
}

        
          {
    // Build dialog with one label, 4 Beatles buttons and an OK button.
    UI::OpenDialog(
	       `VBox(
		     `Label("My favourite Beatle:"),
		     // `Heading(`id(`favourite), "Press one of the buttons below"),
		     `Heading(`id(`favourite), "(please select one)"),
		     `HBox(
			   `PushButton(`id(`john),	"John"	),
			   `PushButton(`id(`paul),	"Paul"	),
			   `PushButton(`id(`george),	"George"),
			   `PushButton(`id(`ringo),	"Ringo"	)),
		     `PushButton(`id(`ok), "&OK")
		     )
	       );

    // Wait for user input.
    any button = nil;

    // Input loop that only the OK button will leave.
    // The 4 Beatles buttons will just propose a name.
    repeat
    {
        button = UI::UserInput();

	if      ( button == `john )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "John Lennon");
	else if ( button == `paul )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "Paul McCartney");
	else if ( button == `george )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "George Harrison");
	else if ( button == `ringo )	UI::ChangeWidget(`id(`favourite), `Value, "Ringo Starr" );

    } until ( button == `ok );
}