Ruby TK list question

Hi everyone,

I am trying to do the following: I am trying to have one list re-display
it’s contents with new information based upon a selection made in
another
list without having the user click on a button. So the user would click
on
one list’s element (highlighting it in the process) and the other list
would
dynamically re-draw it’s list of info with new list elements being
displayed.

Thanks for your help,

Harry T.

On Sep 22, 2006, at 2:21 PM, Harry T. wrote:

dynamically re-draw it’s list of info with new list elements being
displayed.

Thanks for your help,

The following is a little program I wrote to explore the exact
question you’re asking. It displays a two-stage color browser for X11
colors. The first stage is a list of color categories and the second
is a list of color names. Disclaimer: this has only been tested on OS
X (10.4). In particular, the path to rgb.txt probably isn’t valid on
other platforms.

#! /usr/bin/ruby -w # Author: Morton G. # # Date: August 26, 2006 # # X11 color browser

require ‘tk’

DEBUG = []

class X11ColorCategory

# Full path name of the X11 colors file.
RGB_TXT = "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb.txt"

#Dictionary of rgb values keyed by color name.
COLORS = {}

def X11ColorCategory.read_rgb_table
   # read and parse the X11 colors file.
   File.foreach(RGB_TXT) do |rgb|
      next if rgb =~ /^!/ # skip header line
      rgb = rgb.lstrip.split(/\s+/)
      r = rgb.shift
      g = rgb.shift
      b = rgb.shift
      key = rgb.join(' ')
      COLORS[key] = "r:#{r} g:#{g} b:#{b}"
   end
   COLORS
end

def X11ColorCategory.all
   ALL_CATEGORIES
end

def X11ColorCategory.rgb(color_name)
   COLORS[color_name]
end

def extract(pattern)
   @members, OTHER.members =
      OTHER.members.partition {|m| m =~ pattern}
   self
end

def initialize(name)
   @name = name
   @members = []
end

attr_accessor :name, :members

ALL = X11ColorCategory.new('ALL')
X11ColorCategory.read_rgb_table.each {|key,| ALL.members << key}
ALL.members.sort!
OTHER = X11ColorCategory.new('OTHER')
ALL.members.each {|m| OTHER.members << m}
REDS = X11ColorCategory.new('REDS').
   extract(/red|rose|pink|salmon|fire/i)
GREENS = X11ColorCategory.new('GREENS').
   extract(/green|chartreuse|olive|honeydew/i)
BLUES = X11ColorCategory.new('BLUES').
   extract(/blue|navy/i)
CYANS = X11ColorCategory.new('CYANS').
   extract(/cyan|aqua|azure|turquoise/i)
MAGENTAS = X11ColorCategory.new('MAGENTAS').
   extract(/magenta|maroon|violet|plum|purple|orchid|thistle/i)
YELLOWS = X11ColorCategory.new('YELLOWS').
   extract(/yellow|gold|lemon|corn/i)
ORANGES = X11ColorCategory.new('ORANGES').
   extract(/orange|tomato|peach|coral/i)
BROWNS = X11ColorCategory.new('BROWNS').
   extract(/brown|tan|wood|choc|sienna|wheat|peru/i)
WHITES = X11ColorCategory.new('WHITES').
   extract(/white|ivory|snow|lace/i)
GRAYS = X11ColorCategory.new('GRAYS').
   extract(/gr[ae]y|gainsboro/i)

ALL_CATEGORIES = [
   REDS,
   ORANGES,
   YELLOWS,
   GREENS,
   CYANS,
   BLUES,
   MAGENTAS,
   BROWNS,
   WHITES,
   GRAYS,
   OTHER
]

end

class X11ColorBrowser

# Action performed when category selection is made.
def category_selected_action
   @category_names.focus
   @selected_category =
      X11ColorCategory.all[@category_names.curselection[0]]
   @color_names.delete(0, 'end')
   @selected_category.members.each {|m| @color_names.insert

(“end”, m)}
@color_names.selection_set(0)
color_selected_action
end

# Action performed when color selection is made.
def color_selected_action
   color = @selected_category.members[@color_names.curselection[0]]
   @color_rect.background(color)
   @rgb_lbl.text(X11ColorCategory.rgb(color))
end

#Action performed when browser window is mapped.
def window_mapped_action
   return if @mapped
   @mapped = true
   X11ColorCategory.all.each do |category|
      @category_names.insert("end", category.name)
   end
   @category_names.selection_set(0)
   category_selected_action
end

def initialize
   # Flag indicating that window has been mapped at least once.
   @mapped = false
   # Holder for currently selected color category
   @selected_category = nil
   # Set up the browser window.
   root = TkRoot.new {title 'Color Browser'}
   # Panel at top of browser containing scrolling list of X11

colors and
# label displaying selected color.
top_pnl = TkFrame.new(root)
# List box displaying names of X11 color categories.
@category_names = TkListbox.new(top_pnl)
# Scroll bar for the color names list.
vbar1 = TkScrollbar.new(top_pnl)
@category_names.yscrollbar(vbar1)
# List box displaying names of X11 colors within selected
category.
@color_names = TkListbox.new(top_pnl)
# Scroll bar for the color names list.
vbar2 = TkScrollbar.new(top_pnl)
@color_names.yscrollbar(vbar2)
# Label displaying selected color.
@color_rect = TkLabel.new(top_pnl, ‘width’=>25)
# Request layout of top panel.
@category_names.pack(“side”=>“left”, “fill”=>“both”,
“expand”=>true,
“padx”=>5)
vbar1.pack(“side”=>“left”, “after”=>@category_names, “fill”=>“y”)
@color_names.pack(“side”=>“left”, “after”=>vbar1, “fill”=>“both”,
“expand”=>true, “padx”=>5)
vbar2.pack(“side”=>“left”, “after”=>@color_names, “fill”=>“y”)
@color_rect.pack(“side”=>“right”, “fill”=>“both”, “expand”=>true,
“padx”=>5)
top_pnl.pack(“side”=>“top”, “fill”=>“both”, “expand”=>true,
“padx”=>5, “pady”=>8)
# Panel at bottom of browser containing exit button and label
# displaying RGB values of selected color.
btm_pnl = TkFrame.new(root)
# Label displaying rgb values of selected color.
@rgb_lbl = TkLabel.new(btm_pnl) {
text “r:xxx g:xxx b:xxx”
}
# Exit button.
@quit_btn = TkButton.new(btm_pnl) {
text “Exit”
command {Tk.root.destroy}
}
# Request layout of bottom panel.
@rgb_lbl.pack(“side”=>“left”, “anchor”=>“w”)
@quit_btn.pack(“side”=>“right”)
btm_pnl.pack(“side”=>“bottom”, “fill”=>“x”, “padx”=>10,
“pady”=>8)
# Set initial window geometry; i.e., size and placement.
win_w, win_h = 750, 300
root.minsize(win_w, win_h)
win_x = (root.winfo_screenwidth - win_w) / 2
root.geometry("#{win_w}x#{win_h}+#{win_x}+50")
# Make Cmnd+Q work as expected.
root.bind(‘Command-q’) {@quit_btn.invoke}
# Bind mouse button-1, space bar, window map event to their
actions.
@category_names.bind(‘Map’) {window_mapped_action}
ev = TkVirtualEvent.new(‘ButtonRelease-1’, ‘space’)
@category_names.bind(ev) {category_selected_action}
ev = TkVirtualEvent.new(‘ButtonRelease-1’, ‘space’)
@color_names.bind(ev) {color_selected_action}
Tk.mainloop
end

end

begin
X11ColorBrowser.new
ensure
puts DEBUG unless DEBUG.empty?
end

Sorry to push all this code on you. I’m afraid I’m too busy at the
moment to edit it down to just the parts that will answer your question.

Regards, Morton

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