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From: Leon Miller-Out <leon(at)comvision(dot)com>
To: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Development question
Date: 2005-02-13 19:45:35
Message-ID: 3a6787f0da0c011d085cf316e7ef6851@comvision.com (view raw or flat)
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Hi. I'm well on my way to making a working Window menu (which I guess 
is only necessary in OS X, but might be nice in other OSes as well). 
The Window menu will list all of the open windows and allow the user to 
switch between them. I was given a good head start by the existence of 
the windowList "frames" in frmMain. I'm now at the point of needing 
some communication between the various other types of pgFrames and 
frmMain, and I'm not sure how to best set that up. Here are my specific 
questions:

Since the frames list is in frmMain, I either need to A) make the 
contents of the frames list available to the other various pgFrames so 
they can build their Window menus, or B) build the Window menu in 
frmMain and make it available to the pgFrames to add to their menu 
bars. I'm leaning towards B (and any input is appreciated), but in 
either case the pgFrames need to be able to call a function in frmMain. 
Hence, they'll need a reference to frmMain. It looks like the pgFrames 
get a reference as part of their constructor:

     pgFrame(wxFrame *parent, const wxString &title, const wxPoint& 
pos=wxDefaultPosition, const wxSize& size=wxDefaultSize, long 
flags=wxDEFAULT_FRAME_STYLE)
         : wxFrame(parent, -1, title, pos, size, flags) { changed=false; 
recentFileMenu=0; windowMenu=0; }

How can I take the *parent reference and save it for future use?

Thanks! I apologize for being such a n00b. :-)  If anyone can help me 
out off-list, maybe we can do this without bothering everyone else.

Leon


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