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Home » U++ Library support » TopWindow&PopUp, TrayIcon » Balloon-like window
Balloon-like window [message #24698] Wed, 27 January 2010 15:03 Go to next message
Mindtraveller is currently offline  Mindtraveller
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Is there a way in U++ to make popup window like balloon?
Actually I have a list of items, and, on pressing "Add item" button, I'd like to show balloon like popup-window (pointing to this control) with edit control and a button inside it.
Re: Balloon-like window [message #24700 is a reply to message #24698] Wed, 27 January 2010 15:10 Go to previous message
mrjt is currently offline  mrjt
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There are either multiple solutions or none, depending on requirements:
- If the balloon has to be a native window then you will need to do the platform specific code yourself. This should be relatively easy in Win32, much more difficult in X11 (at least for a solution that works across window managers).
- The easiest solution would be to cheat. Create a type of Parent ctrl that looks like a balloon and use that instead. The restiction here is that obviously it can't leave the parent window.
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