18.6.4 Setting the attributes for the selected object

Choose Object > Attributes from the Interface Builder's menu bar to display the Attributes dialog for the selected object. This is shown in Setting the attributes of the selected object. You can also double-click on an object to display this dialog.

The Attributes dialog lets you set any of the attributes available to the selected object, such as symbol names, titles, and callbacks. This gives you a high degree of control over the appearance of any object in the interface.

Figure 18.7 Setting the attributes of the selected object

The precise list of attributes displayed in the dialog depends on the class of the object that you selected in the graph of the Interface Builder.

To set an attribute, type its value into the appropriate text box in the Attributes dialog. Click OK to dismiss the Attributes dialog when you have finished setting attribute values.

Because of the large number of attributes which can be set for any class of object, the Attributes dialog shows the attributes in six general categories, as follows: Basic attributes Advanced attributes Title attributes Callbacks attributes Geometry attributes Style attributes

Common LispWorks User Guide (Unix version) - 21 Feb 2008