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Capture windows which are larger than the screen
Authored by: nomadman on Jul 05, '06 07:34:11PM
Incorrect again:
A window is a GUI element and is defined as a new view.
The window contains _content_ which is to be viewed . When you close a window, you close the view and prevent the ability to see that _content_.
Wrong. The winddow does not "contain content". The window is just, like you defined above, a view into the context of a directory. A graphical widget that lets you peek into a directory. The window does not contain anything. The directory does. The window is a resizable widget that "shows" you the directory's content. In any case, those are just programming abstractions (I am a GUI programmer). Your quote is of the original hint is misread though.
Even if the window is bigger (wider or taller) than the actual screen, the full content (including the stuff which is outside) is grabbed.
The "including the stuff which is outside" part was obviously making a reference to the previous clause "Even if the window is bigger (wider or taller) than the actual screen", and not to the "content" of the directory.

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Research is needed by you...
Authored by: cougar718 on Jul 06, '06 07:25:06PM

You need to get your facts straight before you tell someone they are wrong - Time and time again.


In Mac OS X a window has what's called a content view which is the view that makes up the entire visible content under the title bar. The window owns, or is parent to, the content view which contains all the text boxes, labels, buttons, images, etc.

A window is _not_ some sort of port-hole into another world where all the views live like you imply. Stating that a window is a view into the context of a directory is nonsense. Graphical widget it may be, but certainly not a view into a directory.

Therefore, the original hint is worded wrong - It may appear correctly worded to those who have less knowledge about how the operating system and it's components actually work.

A person who _claims_ to be GUI programmer would/should know this. Obviously not.

Rick alias cougar

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