[maemo-developers] Finger-Friendly Entry Completion/ComboboxEntry

From: Brent Chiodo bchiodo at gmail.com
Date: Wed Jan 20 02:25:46 EET 2010
Thank you for taking the time to respond.

I'm familiar with the new Fremantle widgets, but none (I believe) are
suitable for implementation of user entry history. The browser team probably
also thought this, since they developed a custom widget for exactly this

Text entry on a mobile device is always a difficult thing, so any way a
program can ease this via history is an important feature. I've had many
users ask for implementation of a browser-like history in my application and
am trying to satisfy this seemingly popular request. Unfortunetely, as you
allude to, there doesn't seem to be a platform-wide system in place for

If anyone knows how to implement a browser-like entry history, then I'd be
very eager to hear...as long as it can be written in Python and isn't too
complicated ;)


On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 5:00 AM, Claudio Saavedra <csaavedra at igalia.com>wrote:

> El lun, 18-01-2010 a las 20:30 -0500, Brent Chiodo escribió:
> >
> > I have to give a bump to this. Does anyone know the secret behind the
> > browser URL bar? Is the code even posted somewhere (Not sure, is that
> > part of the browser open source?).
> There is no such combobox/comboboxentry in the toolkit. What you see in
> the browser is something they implemented themselves. As far as I know,
> the code is not open.
> The reason why you don't have such a widget available is that, for Maemo
> 5, we support and encourage the usage of the new Fremantle widgets. For
> any use case where a combobox is necessary, you have HildonPickerButton.
> If a combobox with entry is necessary, you have HildonPickerButton +
> HildonTouchSelectorEntry.
> Claudio
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Best Regards,

Brent Chiodo
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