[Openmcl-devel] interactive nib loading
R. Matthew Emerson
rme at clozure.com
Wed Jan 30 17:49:14 EST 2008
On Jan 30, 2008, at 3:27 PM, Osei Poku wrote:
> This question is likely due to my lack of familiarity with Cocoa/
> Objective C API and/or the corresponding openmcl bridge. But I have
> attempted to find help in the documentation to no avail.
> Essentially, I want to create an interface using Interface Builder
> save it and then load it interactively at the openmcl repl. I simply
> do not even know which Cocoa function to use to load the nib file.
> This is complicated by the fact that the nib file is in the wild (some
> arbitrary path). I am going to go back and read some more about the
> interface builder but I would appreciate some help on the programmatic
> The closest matches to what I want seem to be by using the NSNib or
> NSBundle classes to load the nib file however, I am confused as to
> what arguments to give the various instantiate function on the lisp
You'll probably want to use NSNib for this, since you say that your
nib file will be at an arbitrary location.
Something like (untested, probably wrong, etc.)
(let* ((nib (make-instance 'ns:ns-nib :with-nib-named #@"path/to/nib"
(rlet ((p :address top-level-objs))
(#/instantiateNibWithOwner:topLevelObjects: nib owner p))
;; etc., see example in docs cited above about releasing top level
Note that the nib file path needs to be an NSString, not a lisp string.
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