When XMF is executing as an Eclipse plugin you can use a variety of operations defined on the xmf object in order to display dialogs. The operations and examples of their use are shown in this document.

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The choice dialog allows you to select a collection of elements from a supplied sequence:
xmf.choose("Class","Choose some classes",Root.allContentsOf(Class)->asSeq->sortNamedElements);
produces the following dialog:

Choice Dialog

Selecting cancel returns null.

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String Input

The string dialog allows you to capture string input:
xmf.getString("Name","Type your name","Fred Smith");
Get String Dialog

Selecting cancel produces null.

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Displaying Information

General information is displayed as follows:
xmf.info("Did you know?","Mammals are the only animals with flaps around the ears.");
Information Dialog

Multi-line information can be shown as follows:
xmf.textArea("info","Class Documentation",Class.documentation.doc);
Multiline Info

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Navigate to a file:
Open File

The path to the selected file is returned. The empty string is returned if cancel is selected.

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Asking Questions

You can ask a question as follows:
xmf.question("Are mammals the only animals with flaps around the ears?");
Question Dialog

The result is either true or false.

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Reporting Errors and Warnings

xmf.warning("Stop!","You have exceeded your authority!");

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HTML Browser

Although not strictly a dialog, you can create abrowser for HTML via XMF using xmf.browser(title,html) when running as an Eclipse plugin. This feature can be useful in order to generate reports.

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