I know this is a duplicate of #22892, but a comment I added to that one remains unanswered. I am re-adding this in the hope of re-starting work on this problem. I now well advanced in developing an IDE for XUL applications. The lack of an effective way to indicate the selection of widgets is severely hampering this effort. The original bug suggested that this feature was of marginal interest for XUL - NOT TRUE. Alternatives to indicate: 1. Use addition/removal of border around selected elements. Does not work, several widgets already use the border area for their UI - eg button. Inserting a new box parent would solve this but would still cause the form to be re-flowed. 2. Overlay Form display area with a stack containing a bulletin board. Move/resize a box arround the bulletin board to indicate the selection. Works only partially - screen resize moves widgets but not selection (which is fixed). Also D&D may not be possible on the widgets as they do not receive mouse events - these go to the bulletin board. It may be possible to work around this - but at a great increase in complexity. Please reconsider.
not a blocker by a long shot, -> xpt: xul
Assignee: asa → trudelle
Severity: blocker → normal
Component: Browser-General → XP Toolkit/Widgets: XUL
QA Contact: doronr → jrgm
as you say, this is a duplicate. Marking so and moving comments to original bug. Have you tried using "-moz-outline" instead (per bug 9816)? *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 22892 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
The -moz-outline wotks nicely. Many, many thanks.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
I spoke too soon. -moz-outline does not work for buttons using the Modern skin. Only a single pixel of the border appears at each corner of the button. The outline appears fine for the Clasic skin.
Component: XP Toolkit/Widgets: XUL → XUL
QA Contact: jrgmorrison → xptoolkit.widgets
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