API REVIEW request for RT17668 Disable/enable tabs in a TabPane

Jonathan Giles jonathan.giles at oracle.com
Mon Apr 23 13:09:41 PDT 2012


Here are my gut feeling answers on your questions, although Kinsley is 
the owner of TabPane. I'll have to defer to him in case I am wrong.

The Tab is not selectable by the user, but it is selectable 
If you are on the selected Tab when it becomes disabled, you should 
remain on this Tab.
I think disable is a fair term here, and is analogous to other disabled 
UI controls in the user interface: they are just no longer interactive 
or traversable, but they still exist in the user interface, and the 
programmer can still force them to fire their actions. This will apply 
to the disabled Tab in the same way.

-- Jonathan

On 13/04/2012 7:09 p.m., Tom Schindl wrote:
> Is the tab still selectable? If no, what will happen if the tab you are
> just disabling is the active one? Will the focus be shifted to the
> next/previous one? What if it is the only tab?
> If yes. Is disable really the right property name? Disabled means it can
> not be selected anymore (doesn't receive focus, not part of tab
> navigation, ...)
> Tom
> Am 12.04.12 23:39, schrieb Kinsley Wong:
>> JIRA: http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-17668
>> This tweak will add the following api to Tab
>>      public final void setDisable(boolean value);
>>      public final boolean isDisable();
>>      /**
>>       * Sets the disabled state of this tab. Setting
>>       * disable to true will cause this tab and the tab content to
>>       * become disabled.
>>       *
>>       * @defaultValue false
>>       */
>>      public final BooleanProperty disableProperty();

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