Subject Re: [IBO] Re: IB_xxxxBar ReceiveFocus/DataSource design time bug
Author Jason Wharton
I don't disagree with you and if you would like things to be a little
different, go ahead and make the changes and submit them to me for approval.

Jason Wharton
CPS - Mesa AZ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marco Menardi" <mmenaz@...>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 11:57 AM
Subject: [IBO] Re: IB_xxxxBar ReceiveFocus/DataSource design time bug

> --- In IBObjects@y..., "Jason Wharton" <jwharton@i...> wrote:
> > Sorry for a delayed response.
> > I have not had dealings with this part of IBO for at least 4 years
> now.
> >
> > In my opinion, setting the DataSource property shouldn't
> automatically
> > change the ReceiveFocus property to false.
> In mine, it should, and this is true for iboBARS too. The two peoperty
> are mutually exclusive, since the ib_action or the ibobar can only be
> in two possible states:
> - they are firmly chained to a datasource
> - they have to follow the datasource that has the focus
> In fact, if you assign a datasource to a iboBar or IB_Action and then
> turn True the ReceiveFocus property, both clear the datasource
> property.
> The problem is that the opposit is not done, so you set the
> ReceiveFocus property to true and then set the datasource,
> ReceiveFocus stays true!
> So you can have datasource assigned and ReceiveFocus true... what will
> the iboBar/IB_Action do? Messing thing without logical and pratical
> utility.
> Don't you agree? If not, why?
> I've tried to trace the source looking for the responsible of this
> behaviour, but withou success :(
> So, if you have written the iboBars code, tell me where this behaviour
> is implemented, since I'm sure it's the same place as for IB_Action.
> If not, please tell me who was the autor (why his name is not in the
> source) and how can I contact him.
> Thanks Jason
> (and thanks for having included IB_Currency in IBO. I just think that
> the icon position should be different: now we have in IB_VisualReg:
> TIB_Label,
> TIB_DateTimePicker,
> TIB_Date,
> TIB_Edit,
> TIB_Currency,
> TIB_Memo,
> what is the logic?
> I think it would be better something from generi to specific:
> TIB_Label,
> TIB_Edit, // generic
> TIB_DateTimePicker, // handles date+time
> TIB_Date, // handles ONLY date
> TIB_Currency, // handles currency
> TIB_Memo,
> >
> > I have no idea why the xxxxAction components are not doing something
> > particular. They were donated and I don't use them so I am not as
> familiar
> > with these components. If you would please jump in the sources and
> have a
> > look I'd appreciate it.
> I'm very proud you usually appreciate my work and include it to IBO,
> so I always have a look to the code and then I ask you only if I don't
> understand WHY you choose that way or because (I'm just a *begginer*
> IBO lover ;) I can't find where/how to fix it.
> The "TAction" part should be ok since it's coming from VCL, and the
> IBO part is too complex for my possibility. Anyway, if you have more
> urgent problems where concentrate (and I'm sure you have) it's ok :)
> Thank for your attention
> Marco Menardi
> btw, as usual, forgive my poor english and "rought" tone, it's just a
> matter of difficoult in translating