[plt-scheme] goal: A basic text-with-autocompletion teachpack

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Tue Mar 16 20:40:58 EDT 2010

Not really, no. But a basic text-field%-like is not a lot of work if
you're starting from text% and editor-canvas%.


On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Jordan Johnson <jmj at fellowhuman.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Now that incremental autocompletion is pretty ubiquitous (e.g., the "To:"
> field of GMail's and Apple Mail's compose windows) I'm looking to write a
> simple teachpack that creates a GUI for an address book similar to that of
> HtDP Section 36; the idea came up in my advanced class today, and my
> students have written the back end already.
> It *seems* like what I want to do is create a text-field% and use
> text:autocomplete-mixin from the framework to add the functionality to its
> text% object...but text-field% (which I've used before for little GUIs)
> provides no evident way to specify the text% object it uses internally.  Is
> there an alternative that will get me the same effect (and that avoids
> massive amounts of GUI re-implementation)?
> Thanks,
> jmj
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