Currently, this faceless application only has one real command: display message window, which displays a Large Type message as seen in Address Book. Hopefully in a couple weeks I’ll have a ‘display progress window’ command finished too.
I had considered ASOC, but even with Apple’s RoundedTransparentWindow example, creating this type of window is slightly tricky. Additionally, I might port this over to another project I have, a Filemaker plug-in called bBox, and so it made sense to make it with Objective-C.
Yeah, a progress dialog is actually higher on my wish list than the message window command was. Although I have used a few alternatives, such as Python’s EasyDialogs library to plug this hole, I’d like to have something a bit more convenient that I can freely use.
Gooey Gadgets is now at version 0.37, and can now can create the following UI elements:
¢ Message Window: display a single line of text sized to fit across entire width of screen (like Address Book)
¢ Progress Window: window displaying a progress control and a cancel button
¢ Table Window: displays list data in a row & column format
¢ Text Window: for larger amounts of text that won’t fit in a typical dialog