A General/TagCloud is a way of displaying a set of terms that allows for perusal alphabetically and by frequency. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_cloud.
A Cocoa implementation is available at http://www.fernlightning.com/doku.php?id=randd:tcloud:start.
—-From Jerry Krinock: This is very cool. I have several enhancements to this project:
- if enclosed in scroll view, scrolls to show all tags.
- if no scroll view, only shows tags that fully fit in the view
- extend/multiple selection by shift-clicking or cmd-clicking
- selections remain highlighted until deselected
- added setEnabled:(BOOL)yn (no = cannot select items)
- added a KVO-compliant read-only getter for “selected tags”
- argument to -setTags: (formerly setStats:, I believe) may now be
General/NSSet, as well as an General/NSArray, and it may contain simple
General/NSString objects as well ofCountedTag objects.
In the latter case, all tags are drawn with same size.
The argument to -setTags may also be nil, in which case the
layout will be skipped, and view will be empty
- fixed memory leak (General/NSScanner, scan)
- Re-cast as an General/NSControl which sends an action on leftMouseDown
- Instead of setStyle:, there are two setters:
(The black is a little too extreme for a non-game app ;)
- Becomes first responder and responds to selectAll: by
selecting all tags (not working yet)
- Demo app shows most of the new features, such as a tableView
bound to selectedTags
I will make it available when done testing, or let me know if you want it “as is”. firstname.lastname@example.org —-