[TxMt] tm_dialog question (maybe a feature request)
trevor at protocool.com
Thu Jun 5 22:29:45 UTC 2008
after tinkering with tm_dialog for a plugin I have come to really
wish you could embed an 'html output' webview into a NIB.
The idea being that instead of invoking
'returnArgument:your:arguments:' you could invoke
'htmlOutput:your_command:and:arguments:' and display the results
directly in the dialog rather than outputting to an enclosing html
Note that I don't want to do async and then update the dialog with
results (to go in a listview perhaps). The process I'm getting
results from can take a long time to complete and can generate reams
of information so I want to display the partial results as they come
Obviously you'd need to wire-up the WebView delegates to point to the
File's Owner, as well as tell the File's Owner about the WebView and
progress indicator etc etc.
I tried some cruel hacks by instantiating OakHTMLOutputManager in my
nib and wiring it all together. Alas, I could only manage to evaluate
a "TextMate.system" calling [[webview windowScriptObject]
evaluateWebScript] via bindings. I also managed some other
experiments to tell the OakHTMLOutputManager that it was busy (to
update the progress control).
The only other behavior I cold elicit was some spectacular crashes
trying to convince the OakHTMLOutputManager to invoke anything...
yeah, I know I'm tinkering with stuff I shouldn't :-)
So... my question: is there any way in current TM to achieve my goal
(embed html output in a dialog) - perhaps in DIALOG2 (that I haven't
looked at yet)?
Assuming the answer is 'no' - I'd just like to say that capability
could be an excellent bridge between the current tm_dialog+html_output
and a full-blown plugin.
Thanks for listening,
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