dialogs.list_dialog can pass a list of dicts, but then what?
@omz, not so important. But dialogs.list_dialog can accept a list of strings or a list of dicts. Reference back to ui.ListDataSource.
It's actually very nice, you can have associate data.
But under normal circumstances is it possible for example to set accessory_action = some_func ?
I have tried various ways. I could not get it. And maybe it's not meant to be, which is ok. But I miss so many things, I had to ask!
# coding: utf-8 import os, dialogs def files_from_dir(the_dir): return [os.path.join(the_dir, f) for f in os.listdir(the_dir) if os.path.isfile(os.path.join(the_dir, f))] def show_filename_list(list_of_files, title = 'Choose', multiple = False ): new_list =  for f in list_of_files: p, fn = os.path.split(f) new_list.append(dict(title = fn, accessory_type = 'detail_button' ,full_file_name = f)) result = dialogs.list_dialog(title = title, items = new_list, multiple = multiple) if result: return result['full_file_name'] else: return None if __name__ == '__main__': the_path = os.path.expanduser('~') the_path = os.path.join(the_path, 'Documents') test_file_list = files_from_dir(the_path) print show_filename_list(test_file_list)
omz last edited by omz
No, that's not possible. Basically, the only things you can do by passing a list of dicts to
Associating arbitrary data with an entry (e.g. if you have a list of colors, you might want the title to be "red", but associate a value of "#ff0000" with the selected entry
Set an image for an entry, using an
'image'key in the dict. It can either be a
ui.Imageinstance or the name of a built-in image (as a string).
You could of course write your own
list_dialogfunction that would allow this (it's implemented in pure Python after all), but you asked about "normal circumstances". ;)
@omz, thanks. I thought that was going to be case. Just wanted to check.
Phuket2 last edited by Phuket2
@omz , maybe you could consider to expose the ui.ListDataSource in the future if you are using it. I know it's meant to be a simple case. But what is nice, if we make just a little more functionality in a dialog and its part of Pythonista, then more easy to share that functionality with the community without extra files etc
omz last edited by
@Phuket2 I'll consider that.I guess an easy way to make
list_dialogmore powerful would be to allow the
itemsargument to be a
ui.ListDataSourceobject instead of a list.
@omz , ok great. As I say, for me the power lies in the fact it's in the app. I know it's easy to roll your own. But the distribution is not easy