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and switching to getOpenFile for file selection.

That seems very odd, as it seems to destroy the purpose behind the module , which is to avoid getOpenFile by implementing a different look/feel...

Uhm, I'm not sure I I'd miss something here. Where do you get the information that Tk::FileEntry uses the far ugliest file selector on purpose?

I thought it's used because at the time when the module was written, there was no getOpenFile implementation for all OS'.

So, if this is not the case and Tk::FileEntry will be stuck with this scarecrow dialog, then my patch (which did not get any attention) was absolutely obsolete and I will have to do it myself anyway.

What do you think of Tk::FilePicker?

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Re^5: Questions about Tk::ACH distribution
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 13, 2013 at 02:53 UTC

    on second thought I think I may have confused the Tk::FileEntry author as writing Tk::FileSelect ... so I wrote all that wrong "destroying of purpose" stuff ... was reading too much into it :/

    What do you think of Tk::FilePicker?

    Never heard of it :)

    Do you mean as your own replacement for Tk::FileSelect? Not bad name :)

    You might consider allowing a user to chooose what kind of dialog to popup, Tk::FileSelect, Tk::JFileDialog, Tk::FBox, whatever :)