Thursday, December 7, 2017

Re: Any way to create a DialogBox-like component that DOESN'T use HTML tables?

Tables should only be needed (even historically) to manage rounded corners or some other "9-box" way to build corners and edges - if you just want a flat popup with square, solid colored border, there shouldn't be a need for tables. If you only need modern browser support, you shouldn't need tables at all.

What specifically concerns you with using HTML tables? Sure, it generates a little more content and isn't very pretty if you are reading the source, but if it does the job...

What are your requirements for a dialog box?

As the javadoc indicates, DialogBox extends DecoratedPopupPanel, which is responsible for adding the 9box (for styling purposes, as mentioned above). The superclass of DecoratedPopupPanel is PopupPanel - if you only need the API that PopupPanel offers, you might do okay with just that. Beyond that, we would need a lot more clarity.

(And for future reference, gwt-contrib is good for discussion about GWT contributions, but StackOverflow, or ##gwt on freenode, or this GWT Users mailing list are all better places to ask questions.)

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:36:30 PM UTC-6, TimOnGmail wrote:
Hi all...

We're currently using a third-party component that, for some reason, doesn't play well when embedded in HTML tables.

One of the uses we have for this component is within a DialogBox.  Unfortunately, it appears DialogBox does its layout using HTML tables.

Does anyone know of an alternative component that acts similar to a DialogBox, but which doesn't uses HTML tables for layout?

- Tim

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