[IGN-5677]Size of PopupMenu

Hi,
There is any way to change the size of a PopupMenu. Actually i’m using menu = system.gui.createPopupMenu to generate a Popup, the problem is that the Popup is to small (it doesn’t have à scrollbar). I need to show more the 50 items.
Have you any idea how put un scrollbar or change the size of a popup?

I’m using Vision 8.1.

Thanks

You can reach into advanced Swing coding and create your own popup menu - I’d suggest using JidePopupMenu as your base class, because it has some builtin niceties, such as scrolling if your menu items won’t fit on the screen. There’s probably some examples floating around this forum to get you started on the custom menu aspect.

Hi PGriffith,
I have tried to use the object but I do not have the necessary Java skills to do it. Can you guide me to some website or give me an idea to get started? How can I implement your suggestion in Ignition. I would really appreciate your help.
Thanks a lot

Low level Jython tutorials are few and far between. This is one resource that, on skimming, is at least accurate, although it looks like the formatting’s been destroyed from whatever the original source was:

Honestly, lots of google results end up on this forum. Like I mentioned, there’s some resources to be had:

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Hi,
Thanks for your answer. I’ll take a look.

What’s the full stack trace (click ‘full’) on that NullPointerException?

Hi PGriffith,
Here is the full stack:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<event:mousePressed>", line 117, in <module>
	at com.inductiveautomation.factorypmi.application.script.builtin.WindowUtilities.createPopupMenu(WindowUtilities.java:728)
	at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
	at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
	at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
java.lang.NullPointerException: java.lang.NullPointerException

	at org.python.core.Py.JavaError(Py.java:552)
	at org.python.core.Py.JavaError(Py.java:543)
	at org.python.core.PyReflectedFunction.__call__(PyReflectedFunction.java:190)
	at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.common.script.ScriptManager$ReflectedInstanceFunction.__call__(ScriptManager.java:523)
	at org.python.core.PyObject.__call__(PyObject.java:497)
	at org.python.core.PyObject.__call__(PyObject.java:501)
	at org.python.pycode._pyx24.f$0(<event:mousePressed>:118)
	at org.python.pycode._pyx24.call_function(<event:mousePressed>)
	at org.python.core.PyTableCode.call(PyTableCode.java:171)
	at org.python.core.PyCode.call(PyCode.java:18)
	at org.python.core.Py.runCode(Py.java:1614)
	at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.common.script.ScriptManager.runCode(ScriptManager.java:781)
	at com.inductiveautomation.factorypmi.application.binding.action.ActionAdapter.runActions(ActionAdapter.java:206)
	at com.inductiveautomation.factorypmi.application.binding.action.ActionAdapter.invoke(ActionAdapter.java:297)
	at com.inductiveautomation.factorypmi.application.binding.action.RelayInvocationHandler.invoke(RelayInvocationHandler.java:57)
	at com.sun.proxy.$Proxy59.mousePressed(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.AWTEventMulticaster.mousePressed(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.Component.processEvent(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.Container.processEvent(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventQueue$4.run(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventQueue$4.run(Unknown Source)
	at java.base/java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
	at java.base/java.security.ProtectionDomain$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)
	at java.base/java.security.ProtectionDomain$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventQueue$5.run(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventQueue$5.run(Unknown Source)
	at java.base/java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
	at java.base/java.security.ProtectionDomain$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
	at java.desktop/java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
	at com.inductiveautomation.factorypmi.application.script.builtin.WindowUtilities.createPopupMenu(WindowUtilities.java:728)
	at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
	at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
	at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
	at org.python.core.PyReflectedFunction.__call__(PyReflectedFunction.java:188)
	... 44 more

Ignition v8.1.0 (b2020110211)
Java: Azul Systems, Inc. 11.0.7

You didn’t post the full code, but some item in your funcs list is null/nonexistent.

Hi PGriffith:
It has been some time since the last time. In fact, I have had to attack other points of the application in which I am working. Now I have a little more time and I have taken up the problem of this topic. However, I am still stuck, here is what I have done:


Here is the result:

The scrollbar still does not appear. If I not wrong, the JpopupMenu have acces of all attributs of Jcomponent, so the scrollable attribute. So, I don’t understand why it doesn’t appear.

image

Could you tell me where is the problem?

Thanks

JPopupMenus don’t automatically scroll, and you’re making a JyPopupMenu anyways. You must use JidePopupMenu as your base class if you want the automatic scrolling behavior. The code to add new items should be basically the same.

Thanks for you help,
I’ve made your suggested but the problem is still there:
image
Here is the code:


No automatic scrolling appears.

Thanks again

What if you manually give it a maximum number of items to display?
http://www.jidesoft.com/javadoc/com/jidesoft/swing/JidePopupMenu.html#setVisibleMenuItemCount(int)

The same result:

If a write:
menu.visibleMenuItemCount(-1)
I get an error:


Are you agre with me, that the scrolling is a native “fonction” of JidePopup.?

Thanks

It’s not my component, but yes, it’s supposed to do what you want:

public class JidePopupMenu
extends JPopupMenu
implements Scrollable

This component extends JPopupMenu and adds a method to display the menu inside the screen even if the mouse pointer is near the edge of the screen.

It also puts the menu items into a scroll pane. When there are too many menu items that can't fit into one screen, the scroll pane will scroll up and down so that you can still get to all menu items.

I don’t know why it’s not doing what it’s supposed to.

Thanks for your help. If you have any idea about how figure out the problem. I appreciate. Thanks again.

Any update on this? Would love to have a solid way to implement a scroll bar on the popup menu.

JYPopupMenu as the base class shows a scroll bar. I wouldn’t recommend running this out of the script console, though that’s where I wrote it:

from javax.swing import JMenuItem
from de.javasoft.widgets import JYPopupMenu
from functools import partial

menu = JYPopupMenu()

def saySomething(event, message):
	system.gui.messageBox(message, "Event")
	
messages = [str(i) for i in range(1, 100)]

for message in messages:
	handler = partial(saySomething, message=message)
	item = JMenuItem("Say %s" % message, actionPerformed=handler)
	menu.add(item)
	
menu.show(None, 1280, 800)

image

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This is great and works as expected, thanks!

Can this script be adapted to maintain the nested list functionality of system.gui.createPopupMenu? It gets hung up when passing the submenu names and functions.

Instead of creating JMenuItems, create your own JMenus (sibling import to JMenuItem) and add your nested menus to them.
Constructing that automatically I’ll leave as an exercise for the reader. We could probably change system.gui.createPopupMenu to use this different base class automatically, but it won’t happen anytime soon, so you’re probably still better off using a workaround.

Thanks @PGriffith, I appreciate your help.