A dialog is a top-level window that is modal: while the dialog is shown, all other top-level windows in the dialog’s eventspace are disabled.
label : label-string?
enabled : any/c = #t
border : (integer-in 0 1000) = 0
spacing : (integer-in 0 1000) = 0
min-width : (integer-in 0 10000) = graphical-minimum-width
min-height : (integer-in 0 10000) = graphical-minimum-height
stretchable-width : any/c = #t
stretchable-height : any/c = #t
The label string is used as the dialog’s title in its title bar. If the dialog’s label is changed (see set-label), the title bar is updated.
The parent argument can be #f or an existing frame. Under Windows, if parent is an existing frame, the new dialog is always on top of its parent. Under Windows and X, a dialog is iconized when its parent is iconized.
If parent is #f, then the eventspace for the new dialog is the current eventspace, as determined by current-eventspace. Otherwise, parent’s eventspace is the new dialog’s eventspace.
If the width or height argument is not #f, it specifies an initial size for the dialog (in pixels) assuming that it is larger than the minimum size, otherwise the minimum size is used. Under Windows and Mac OS X (and with some X window managers) dialogs are not resizeable.
If the x or y argument is not #f, it specifies an initial location for the dialog. Otherwise, if no location is set before the dialog is shown, it is centered (with respect parent if not #f, the screen otherwise).
The style flags adjust the appearance of the dialog on some platforms:
'no-caption – omits the title bar for the dialog (Windows)
'resize-border – adds a resizeable border around the window (Windows) or grow box in the bottom right corner (Mac OS X)
'no-sheet – uses a movable window for the dialog, even if a parent window is provided (Mac OS X)
Even if the dialog is not shown, a few notification events may be queued for the dialog on creation. Consequently, the new dialog’s resources (e.g., memory) cannot be reclaimed until some events are handled, or the dialog’s eventspace is shut down.
For information about the enabled argument, see window<%>. For information about the border, spacing, and alignment arguments, see area-container<%>. For information about the min-width, min-height, stretchable-width, and stretchable-height arguments, see area<%>.
Returns the result of
show? : any/c
If show? is true, the dialog is shown and all frames (and other dialogs) in the eventspace become disabled until the dialog is closed. If show? is false, the dialog is hidden and other frames and dialogs are re-enabled (unless a different, pre-existing dialog is still shown).
If show? is true, the method does not immediately return. Instead, it loops with yield until the dialog is found to be hidden between calls to yield. An internal semaphore is used with yield to avoid a busy-wait, and to ensure that the show method returns as soon as possible after the dialog is hidden.