[TxMt] Re: Show NSPopover using custom nib

Allan Odgaard mailinglist at textmate.org
Mon Aug 22 06:10:40 UTC 2016

On 21 Aug 2016, at 21:42, Jacob Carlborg wrote:

> Is it possible to show an NSPopover using a custom nib and the dialog 
> command? Or does the NSPopover require some code to show it?

	- (void)showRelativeToRect:(NSRect)positioningRect
	                    ofView:(NSView *)positioningView

Don’t think you can work that into a nib file.

> My use case is a command I’m working on for displaying generated 
> documentation, i.e. JavaDoc, for a given symbol.  So far I’ve been 
> using a tooltip, It’s working fine but the problem with the tooltip 
> is that it doesn’t support scrolling, when the content gets too 
> long. Ideally I would like something that also is interactable, like 
> clicking on links. I would like to avoid the HTML window/view because 
> I think it’s bit too heavy.

Scrollable interactive content, presumably with styles? Sounds to me 
like the HTML view is the proper outlet.

Too heavy I assume is the status bar? Could maybe look into making it 
possible to hide it from the exposed JavaScript object, or maybe it 
should be a property of the bundle item (so it doesn’t “flash”).
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