Thanks for the reply and also for not replying with a tutorial about using
I looks like this problem is not as bad as I originally thought it was. It
turns out that the clear key on the "n" series allows the user to get back
to a mode where softkey events are processed. My original problem was that
I had a list box that acted as a menu. I wanted a way for the user to
cancel the menu and was relying on hot keys to do so. Since softkeys won't
work once the user had clicked in the menu, the only way was to make cancel
a menu item, which isn't very clean. Now I realize the user can type clear
and then choose cancel using the softkeys.
BTW, thanks for your excellent document about getting started programming
i-appli's. I don't suppose you plan on writing one for EzPlus or the
J-Phone flavor of Java? This would certainly save me the pain of figuring
things out for myself on those platforms :-).
>Subject: (keitai-l) Re: list boxes, soft keys, and the N503iS
>Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 07:07:20 -0800 (PST)
>Yes, I have unfortunately found this problem too.
>I have not looked into it for a while, but this may happen when you are
>inputting text in a textbox.
>This makes it hard keeping timers in sync and such.
>As for a work around, I think you are correct in that writing your own list
>class may be the only choice.
>--- original message ---
>From: "Vince Berg" <tokyoludite_at_hotmail.com>
>Subject: list boxes, soft keys, and the N503iS
>Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 19:11:13 -0800
>I just started experimenting writing iapplis for my N503iS. I noticed that
>when I create a numbered list box and the list box is selected, the panel
>which contains the list box is no longer capable of receiving soft key
>events. When I say that the list box is selected, I mean that I've pressed
>the select button which causes the list to enter the mode where the first
>item in the list is highlited and I can scroll up and down the list using
>the arrow keys.
>This behavior seem strange to me. I would expect that the soft keys would
>always work, regardless of the state of the UI components contained in the
>I'm curious to know if others have been bothered by this behavior and
>whether someone has a workaround other than rolling one's own list class.
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