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How to add a combo to a view's action bar? [message #494377] Fri, 30 October 2009 13:33 Go to next message
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I'm trying to add a combo to a view's action bar. I can successfully add the combo by extending the ControlContribution class which looks something like this:

public class ToolbarCombo extends ControlContribution
	private Combo combo;
	public ToolbarCombo(String str)
	protected Control createControl(Composite parent)
		combo = new Combo(parent, SWT.DROP_DOWN);



		return combo;
        // TRY to set the width I want... not working!
	protected int computeWidth(Control control)
		return control.computeSize(500, SWT.DEFAULT, true).x;

private void initializeToolBar()
		IToolBarManager toolbarManager = getViewSite().getActionBars().getToolBarManager();
		ToolbarCombo tc = new ToolbarCombo("dateCombo");

The problem I am having is that the width is always the size of an action button. The combo works and I can see the items in there if I expand it. Does anyone know of a way to force it to be wider than an action button?

Thanks in advance!

[Updated on: Fri, 30 October 2009 13:33]

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Re: How to add a combo to a view's action bar? [message #494598 is a reply to message #494377] Sat, 31 October 2009 21:27 Go to previous message
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Sorry I really can't help you, but maybe you can help me, how are you calling your ControlContribution. Is it getting loaded programmaticly from ApplicationActionBarAdvisor? I'm looking at not loading it programmaticly but some how through an extension.
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