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Re: base widgets growing uncontrollably.... ?

Paul van Delst wrote:

> I create a base within which I create several compound widgets (that I wrote) each, of
> course, within it's own base. Currently I have three compund widgets in the base (all of
> which contains exclusive button bases); two with column=1 and the third with grid_layout=1
> and column=3. Now, when I add more buttons to the third compound widget (currently I have
> three columns of five buttons), the size of the other compound widgets grow! It's at the
> point now where half of the space in the widget display is just empty, dead space. If I
> remove items from the third compund widget (which is always of a size such there is no
> empty space) the dead space in the other two shrinks.
> Anyone have an idea what I'm doing wrong and how to fix it? I would rather not have to use
> XSIZE/YSIZE/etc keywords.

Well, well, well. Isn't that the old
IDL-5.0-or-which-version-was-it-widget-growing-bug, probably related to
http://www.dfanning.com/idl5_info/tlb_resize_problem.html ? Which,
according to RSI, was a bug, and they wanted to fix it really soon?
Which they never did? At least I never heard of that.

WIDGET_CONTROL, UPDATE=0/1 seems to do the trick, at least in most

PS: Could you do a WIDGET_CONTROL, Netscape_ComposeWindow, XSIZE=72?
This makes your posting easier / less horrible to read for people with
news clients set to 80 characters per line, and I could quote your text
without enlarging my composing window.

  Alex Schuster     Wonko@planet-interkom.de