I'm trying to make a wxruby dialog that will always be visible to the user, but occasionally require user input before continuing on. However, I'm having trouble trying to figure out how I can wait around for user input. In a dialog wx::ruby does the waiting for you, but if it's not a dialog I don't know how to do it. I tried running the dialog in a separate thread, and when I need to wait for user input just have the main thread loop until it receives a response, but the timer I have that calls Thread.pass stops running when the while loop goes. Additionally during the loop the program windows stop responding. Anyone have any solutions? Is there a way to make a Frame or Window in general to behave like a dialog for a period of time?
on 2011-03-01 09:31