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Old July 11th, 2010, 11:30 PM
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Default Carbon "Metal" selection for IB 3.2.3

I'm trying to follow the instructions on page 121 of the 2005 "Tiger" edition of the text on creating a resizable Carbon window. Step 5 says to check the "Metal" button so that the text controls stand out against the background better. Using Interface Builder 3.2.3 I do not see this control anywhere. Checking and unchecking the "Separator" box seems to bring up a Undo/Redo "Change No Metal Content Separator" menu item under Edit on the IB menu bar so it seems related, however I do not see any change in the window being edited.

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In case this is of benefit to anyone else.

In Interface Builder 3.2.3 the "Metal" selection appears to be under Appearance "Textured" in the Window Template Attributes tab. The default appears to be "Standard" which is a white window with a metal title bar. Switching from Standard to Textured will not have an immediate effect. The window object in the editor must first be closed and then reopened by double-clicking on the Window object in the nib file window. At which point the appearance of the window updates according to the current selection.

However the Carbon Simulator seems to reflect the current selection regardless of whether or not the window object in the editor has been updated by being closed and re-opened.

On a related note, the Separator selection which provides a delineation between the metal title bar and the rest of the metal window seems to appear only in the Carbon Simulator and not in the window object in the editor regardless of whether or not it is updated by closing and reopening it.

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