[GUI Design] How to achieve short comm paths between controls?

Cliff Wells clifford.wells at comcast.net
Fri Aug 29 11:35:49 CEST 2003

On Wed, 2003-08-27 at 12:29, F. GEIGER wrote:

[snip nice diagram]

> Should I create a dict with control name/object pairs, held by the
> MainFrame?

This doesn't sound too bad.

> Or should the rhs group box a globally accessible singleton or Borg?

Trying to get past my prejudice against the word global to see this
solution objectively and just can't.

> Any other hint? How do you handle such situations?

Perhaps by generating a custom event and posting it to the main window? 
If you're using wxPython, you might take a look at the dispatcher
module.  I haven't used it yet, but it might be appropriate to this sort
of task.  Regardless, I'd certainly post to the wxPython user list to
see what people there come up with.


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