Created by Darrell Kindred (email@example.com) on Wednesday, April 8, 1998 5:18:59 PM PDT Additional Details : Using Motif 1.2.4 under Linux, menus in HTML forms are not wide enough for both the text of the longest item and the little arrow button on the right. It looks like the width of the arrow is not taken into account. For an example with screenshot, see http://www.cs.cmu.edu/People/dkindred/bugs/menu-width.html Updated by Ramiro Estrugo (firstname.lastname@example.org) on Wednesday, April 29, 1998 2:46:32 AM PDT Additional Details : Assign to ramiro. Yes the combo box sucks and has lots of bugs. Thanks.
Hi Ramiro, I believe I've tracked this bug down, and I might have a fix or at least an analysis as soon as I can find some more time. In fact, I was just wondering about the comment that you made on replacing ComboBox at all. If you have something else to plug in already, we might just as well "leave the ComboBox bugs be". Otherwise, we could fix ComboBox. I'll volunteer to fix bugs on it, but obviously this wouldn't make sense if you throw the whole thing out anyway. So, what's your opinion on that?
I know why ComboBox sometimes isn't wide enough, and why it's sometimes wider than it should be, depending on the font being used. The problem is that ComboBox tries to calculate the maximum length of the box by going through all of the strings in the list and calculating the size based on the current font. HOWEVER: the font used to calculate the maximum length is wrong - it's always the same one. The function where the font is calculated is called static void SetMaximumLabelSize(DtComboBoxPart *combo_p) in DtWidgets/ComboBox.c Later on, the font is assigned correctly. But is should have been assigned already when the ComboBox size is calculated. I will plunge a bit deeper into this.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Old bug, old codebase. Marking won't fix. Re-open if I am incorrect.
I am nnot fixing this bug
Observed on: Device: evice Moz BuildID:20140416000203 B2G Version: 1.4 Gecko Version: 30.0a2 Gaia: http://git.mozilla.org/?p=releases/gaia.git;a=commit;h=441c4bcd8ac4f8c01a9bc5a2f8d64eaa87844803 Gecko: http://git.mozilla.org/?p=releases/gecko.git;a=commit;h=76bb0d325975cba44a3b61ffd7e21babfc706e4e
3 years ago
No longer blocks: 1271962
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