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NSPathControlMBS class

Super class: NSControlMBS

Type Topic Plugin Version macOS Windows Linux iOS Targets
class Cocoa Controls MBS MacCocoa Plugin 12.0 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No Desktop only
NSPathControl is a subclass of NSControl that represents a file system path or virtual path.

The NSPathControl class uses NSPathCell to implement its user interface. NSPathControl provides cover methods for most NSPathCell methods—the cover method simply invokes the corresponding cell method. See also NSPathComponentCell, which represents individual components of the path, and two associated protocols: NSPathCellDelegate and NSPathControlDelegate.

NSPathControl has three styles represented by the NSPathStyle enumeration constants NSPathStyleStandard, NSPathStyleNavigationBar, and NSPathStylePopUp. The represented path can be a file system path or any other type of path leading through a sequence of nodes or components, as defined by the programmer.

NSPathControl automatically supports drag and drop, which can be further customized via delegate methods. To accept drag and drop, NSPathControl calls registerForDraggedTypes: with NSFilenamesPboardType and NSURLPboardType. When the URL value in the NSPathControl object changes because of an automatic drag and drop operation or the user selecting a new path via the open panel, the action is sent. On Mac OS X v10.5 the value returned by clickedPathComponentCell is nil, on Mac OS X v10.6 and later, clickedPathComponentCell returns the clicked cell.
Subclass of the NSControlMBS class.

Path Style Constants

Constant Value Description
NSPathStyleNavigationBar 1 The navigation bar display style and behavior. Similar to the NSPathStyleStandard with the navigation bar drawing style. Also known as the breadcrumb style.
Available in Mac OS X v10.5 and later.
NSPathStylePopUp 2 The pop-up display style and behavior. Only the last path component is displayed with an icon image and component name. The full path is shown when the user clicks on the cell. If the cell is editable, a Choose item is included to enable selecting a different path. more
NSPathStyleStandard 0 The standard display style and behavior. All path component cells are displayed with an icon image and component name. If the path can not fully be displayed, the middle parts are truncated as required. more

Super class NSControlMBS

Constants

Constant Value Description
ControlSizeLarge 3 One of the constants to specify a cell’s size. A size larger than the default control size.
ControlSizeMini 2 One of the constants to specify a cell’s size. The smallest control size.
ControlSizeRegular 0 One of the constants to specify a cell’s size. The default control size.
ControlSizeSmall 1 One of the constants to specify a cell’s size. A size smaller than the default control size. more

Super class NSViewMBS

Constants

Constant Value Description
NSBezelBorder 2 One of the constants to specify the type of a view's border. A concave border that makes the view look sunken.
NSFocusRingTypeDefault 0 One of the constants for the focusringtype property. The default focus ring type for NSView or NSCell.
NSFocusRingTypeExterior 2 One of the constants for the focusringtype property. The standard Aqua focus ring.
NSFocusRingTypeNone 1 One of the constants for the focusringtype property. No focus ring. If you set the focus ring type to this value, NSView and NSCell will not draw any focus ring.
NSGrooveBorder 3 One of the constants to specify the type of a view's border. A thin border that looks etched around the image.
NSLineBorder 1 One of the constants to specify the type of a view's border. A black line border around the view.
NSNoBorder 0 One of the constants to specify the type of a view's border. No border.
NSViewHeightSizable 16 One of the constants for the autoresizingMask property. The receiver's height is flexible.
NSViewLayerContentsRedrawBeforeViewResize 3 One of the view layer content redraw policy constants.
NSViewLayerContentsRedrawDuringViewResize 2 One of the view layer content redraw policy constants.
NSViewLayerContentsRedrawNever 0 One of the view layer content redraw policy constants.
NSViewLayerContentsRedrawOnSetNeedsDisplay 1 One of the view layer content redraw policy constants.
NSViewMaxXMargin 4 One of the constants for the autoresizingMask property. The right margin between the receiver and its superview is flexible.
NSViewMaxYMargin 32 One of the constants for the autoresizingMask property. The top margin between the receiver and its superview is flexible.
NSViewMinXMargin 1 One of the constants for the autoresizingMask property. The left margin between the receiver and its superview is flexible.
NSViewMinYMargin 8 One of the constants for the autoresizingMask property. The bottom margin between the receiver and its superview is flexible.
NSViewNotSizable 0 One of the constants for the autoresizingMask property. The receiver cannot be resized.
NSViewWidthSizable 2 One of the constants for the autoresizingMask property. The receiver's width is flexible.

Window Order Constants

Constant Value Description
NSWindowAbove 1 Moves the window above the indicated window.
NSWindowBelow -1 Moves the window below the indicated window.
NSWindowOut 0 Moves the window off the screen.

Super class NSResponderMBS

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Release notes

  • Version 24.0
    • Added willPopUpMenu and willDisplayOpenPanel events to NSPathControlMBS class.

The items on this page are in the following plugins: MBS MacBase Plugin, MBS MacCocoa Plugin.


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