[racket] text-field% isn't just for string input, but for output and numbers too!

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Mon Jan 30 10:08:22 EST 2012

May I propose an experiment? While I think that this is a 
perfectly legitimate request, I am also wondering whether 
Matthew's port of the GUI library to Racket has improved 
our user's ability to look at the code and to propose a 
fix. You might consider posting it here for discussion first
before you submit the code as a request [*].

-- Matthias

[*] If you are comfortable with GIT, you may wish to send in 
a git pull request or a git diff.

On Jan 30, 2012, at 9:26 AM, Marijn wrote:

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> Hi,
> when you disable a text-field% `tf' (send tf enable #f), the label is
> greyed out and the field part doesn't accept the cursor or any other
> form of user input. This is useful when you need an input field which
> should not always be available.
> When you want to use a text-field for output instead, you also want it
> to ignore user input, but having the label greyed out isn't optimal.
> Instead I think that it would be more intuitive if the label is left
> as is and the field is instead given a grey background or grey border
> or something like that. Could an option to disable user input be added
> and another option to change the field in a manner suggesting it is
> not accepting input?
> A text-field% that is used for number input or number output should
> ideally display its contents in a right-aligned manner. Would it be
> possible to add such a (style?) option?
> Marijn
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