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Dialog Box Maker
Posted by Michael on 3 January 2004, 16:29 GMT

My New Year's resolution is to post more news, more often. We've had a decent amount, but by the end of the year I hope that your calculator explodes from all the programs that you tried to download into it.

With that said, there's an interesting BASIC program for the 89 called Dialog Box Maker. As the title indicates, it provides for the creation of custom dialog boxes that look better than any of the built-in ones with elements such as: a title, menus, buttons, checkboxes. The elements can be in different font sizes, and there's a mouse.

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Re: Dialog Box Maker
Malcolm Smith  Account Info
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Sounds interesting, and the dialogs certainly look nice. I think I might have to try it.

Reply to this comment    3 January 2004, 16:40 GMT


Isn't that weird how news boards just pop up out of nowhere when I'm on?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I thought you could already do Dialogs with BASIC...

Reply to this comment    3 January 2004, 16:56 GMT

Re: Isn't that weird how news boards just pop up out of nowhere when I'm on?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Oh wait, this is much better than the TI-OS Dialogs. And it even has a mouse! Even though, a mouse might be a little hard to operate on a small calc. Anyway, it looks neat. It will probably get used in a lot of BASIC programs.

Reply to this comment    3 January 2004, 16:57 GMT


Re: Isn't that weird how news boards just pop up out of nowhere when I'm on?
KermMartian Account Info
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But this makes them so incredibly much cooler! It also seems rather more powerful than the built-in routines. But does it have any weaknesses (i.e. built-in features that it does not have)?

Reply to this comment    3 January 2004, 17:13 GMT


Re: Re: Isn't that weird how news boards just pop up out of nowhere when I'm on?
BlackThunder  Account Info
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Well, of course, no text box is better than the TIOS's own. This is only speculation, but, according to the screenshot, you can't highlight text, or use the right/left arrow keys to change written text. I doubt DIAMOND+V and DIAMOND+C (DIAMOND+SHIFT and DIAMOND+ESC on TI-89) will have the same effects, either.

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 01:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Isn't that weird how news boards just pop up out of nowhere when I'm on?
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Exactly.

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 03:48 GMT


Author answer
bordoni nils  Account Info
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Right, you cant highlight the text, but you can use left and right arrows to modify text: the text will be inserted like with TiOs dialog box.

Reply to this comment    7 January 2004, 12:24 GMT

Re: Dialog Box Maker
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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"My New Year's resolution is to post more news, more often."

Sounds good to me. Can't argue with a lot of news!

BTW, my New Year's resolution was going to be 1024x768, but I decided not to get a New Year's resolution, this year. I'll stick with 800x600.

Reply to this comment    3 January 2004, 17:00 GMT

Re: Re: Dialog Box Maker
Joe B  Account Info

HAHAHAHA!!
that was a good one
i'll stick to 1400x1050

Reply to this comment    3 January 2004, 20:38 GMT


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kp Account Info

me to! it's quite enough isn't it.

Reply to this comment    3 January 2004, 21:10 GMT


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Michael McElroy Account Info
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... What monitor and graphics card do you use to get that bizarre resolution?

My new year's resolution is to stop complaining about people I don't like.

Reply to this comment    3 January 2004, 22:43 GMT

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W Hibdon  Account Info

That is going to be one mighty tough resolution.

-W-

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 00:07 GMT


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Michael McElroy Account Info
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Yeah, but I can still try...

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 00:48 GMT


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W Hibdon  Account Info

All any of us can do is try.

-W-

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 00:55 GMT


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Joe B  Account Info

i use that resolution on my dell laptop with a 15" screen and a 64mb ATI mobility 9000 :D

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 05:39 GMT


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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

I think I'll stick to 128x240 :).

Reply to this comment    3 January 2004, 23:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Dialog Box Maker
W Hibdon  Account Info

So basically you can fit one item on your taskbar, and get about 200 words?

-W-

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 00:07 GMT


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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

V200 resolution :).

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 00:20 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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I thought that was 126x240?

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 21:20 GMT


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ti_is_good_++  Account Info

This is according to getConfg().

Reply to this comment    5 January 2004, 18:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Dialog Box Maker
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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What is that... a Pocket PC? LOL

Or, I could go with my TI-82 and say 96x64 ;-)

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 01:30 GMT


~!@#$%^&*()_+
ti_is_good_++  Account Info

It's a V200.

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 02:07 GMT


Re: ~!@#$%^&*()_+
techfury  Account Info

Or 320x480 (half VGA!) on my Palm Tungsten|T3.

Reply to this comment    16 January 2004, 00:02 GMT

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