[REVIEW REQUEST] Committing ComboBox text input to the value property on focus loss
kimtopley at gmail.com
Wed May 23 16:15:40 PDT 2012
Some kind of common validation framework (InputVerifier++) is definitely a
On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM, Jonathan Giles
<jonathan.giles at oracle.com>wrote:
> For now, you're right, there is no feedback via any API (or visually) that
> input is invalid. This is definitely something I want to fix up in a future
> release, but I would rather it be a cross-control solution (so in other
> words, it needs more thinking time) :-)
> -- Jonathan
> On 24/05/2012 11:06 a.m., Kim Topley wrote:
> Is there any way for application code to discover this and let the user
> know? Otherwise, how will the user see a difference between valid input
> (accepted) and invalid input (not accepted)? Won't the appearance be the
> same in both cases?
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Jonathan Giles <jonathan.giles at oracle.com
> > wrote:
>> In both cases, assuming invalid input is put into
>> StringConverter.fromString(String), and we signal this by returning null,
>> the value property is not changed, and the text typed into the ComboBox
>> remains as it was - with the invalid input still in place.
>> Ideally in a future release when we have validation support this would be
>> the point where the ComboBox would indicate an invalid input has been
>> received (most probably due to a typo or a user trying their luck with
>> invalid input).
>> -- Jonathan
>> On 24/05/2012 10:51 a.m., Richard Bair wrote:
>>> OK, so:
>>> User types invalid input, hits enter. What happens?
>>> User types invalid input, tabs out. What happens?
>>> On May 23, 2012, at 2:54 PM, Jonathan Giles wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>> The jira issue for the runtime bug is here:
>>>> The jira issue for Scene Builder is here:
>>>> I'm hoping to make a slight behavioural change to ComboBox in 2.2 so
>>>> that it acts in a more useful manner. Currently, in an editable ComboBox,
>>>> the value property is only set when the user presses Enter. What RT-21454
>>>> asks for is that the value property also be updated when focus is lost.
>>>> If we don't make this change, the form developer has to consider either
>>>> forcing an event to commit the value, or getting the ComboBox editor (which
>>>> is new API in 2.2), and retrieve the text out of there. Of course, this
>>>> will burn every developer until they test their form and realise the value
>>>> property is not set.
>>>> Therefore, I would like to make a small change to ComboBox such that
>>>> whatever the user has typed when focus is lost becomes the new ComboBox
>>>> value (assuming it is legal input to the StringConverter). There is a patch
>>>> attached to the runtime jira above which makes this change, but does not
>>>> change any API: this is purely a behavioural change to make ComboBox more
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