NSToolbar

Viro

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That's because you are meant to programmatically instantiate it. That's why the article is so long and goes into so much detail :).
 

Drarok

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Arses! I need to set aside a few days and plough through my books. :(

Damn! Cocoa is hard.
 

Viro

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I don't see what you're complaining about. Did you come from a Delphi or VB background?
 

btoth

Person that uses a Mac
Draws are pretty easy: http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/Drawers/index.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/10000001i

Toolbars are easy once you do a few of them, you just can't do them in Interface Builder for whatever reason. The documentation from Apple looks overwhelming, but check out: http://www.cocoadevcentral.com/articles/000037.php

Here's some code from my app (I removed unnecessary code to make it shorter):

Code:
#define TOOLBAR_IDENTIFIER		@"Main toolbar"
#define PREV_BUTTON				@"Previous button"
#define	NEXT_BUTTON				@"Next button"
#define TRASH_BUTTON			@"Delete button"
#define TAG_BUTTON				@"Tag button"
#define REMOVE_BUTTON			@"Remove Button"
#define SHRINK_BUTTON			@"Shrink Button"
#define INFO_BUTTON				@"Get Info Button"

@implementation ToolbarController


- (NSArray *)toolbarAllowedItemIdentifiers:(NSToolbar *)toolbar
{
	NSArray * toolBarIdentifiers = [NSArray arrayWithObjects:
		PREV_BUTTON,
		NEXT_BUTTON,
		TRASH_BUTTON,
		TAG_BUTTON,
		REMOVE_BUTTON,	
		SHRINK_BUTTON,
		INFO_BUTTON,
		NSToolbarSpaceItemIdentifier,
		NSToolbarSeparatorItemIdentifier,
		NSToolbarFlexibleSpaceItemIdentifier,
		NSToolbarCustomizeToolbarItemIdentifier,
		nil];
	
	return toolBarIdentifiers;
}


- (NSArray *)toolbarDefaultItemIdentifiers:(NSToolbar *)toolbar
{
	NSArray * defaultItems = [NSArray arrayWithObjects:
		PREV_BUTTON,			
		NEXT_BUTTON,
		TAG_BUTTON,
		INFO_BUTTON,
		NSToolbarSeparatorItemIdentifier,
		SHRINK_BUTTON,
		NSToolbarFlexibleSpaceItemIdentifier,
		REMOVE_BUTTON,
		TRASH_BUTTON,
		nil];
	
	return defaultItems;
}



- (NSToolbarItem *)toolbar:(NSToolbar *)toolbar itemForItemIdentifier:(NSString *)itemIdentifier willBeInsertedIntoToolbar:(BOOL)flag
{
	NSToolbarItem * item = [[NSToolbarItem alloc] initWithItemIdentifier:itemIdentifier];
	
		
	if ( [itemIdentifier isEqualToString:SHRINK_BUTTON] ) {
		[item setImage:[NSImage imageNamed:@"Shrink.png"]];
		[item setLabel:@"Full Screen"];
		[item setPaletteLabel:@"Toggle Full Screen"];
		[item setAction:@selector(toggleFullScreen:)];
		[item setToolTip:@"Switch to full screen mode"];
		[item setTarget:nil];
	}
	if ( [itemIdentifier isEqualToString:INFO_BUTTON] ) {
		[item setImage:[NSImage imageNamed:@"info.icns"]];
		[item setLabel:@"Image Info"];
		[item setPaletteLabel:@"Image Info"];
		[item setAction:@selector(getImageInfo:)];
		[item setToolTip:@"Get image info"];
		[item setTarget:nil];
	}
	
	return [item autorelease];
}

@end
nil targeted actions behave like menu items... they target the first responder and then work back up the responder chain, so they're more flexible than setting a specific target.
 

Drarok

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Viro: Started in BASIC on the Commodore 64, then QBasic on DOS, then VB on Windows - was NOT impressed, moved to Delphi about 4 years ago, been there since.

btoth: Thanks for the example, I'll have a bash at a toolbar tonight. Really disappointed you have to do it all in code, though.
 

Drarok

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Yeah, everything I've ever used that's got an IDE to make the interface includes toolbars in that, seeing as they're visual controls. Ah well. Yet something else to get used to :)
 
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