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4.5.1 Push buttons

You have already seen push buttons in earlier examples. The :enabled keyword can be used to specify whether or not the button should be selectable when it is displayed. This can be useful for disabling a button in certain situations.

The following code creates a push button which cannot be selected.

(setq offbutton (make-instance 'push-button
                   :data "Button"
                   :enabled nil))
(contain offbutton)

These setf expansions enable and disable the button:

 offbutton #'(setf button-enabled) t offbutton)
 offbutton #'(setf button-enabled) nil offbutton)

All subclasses of the button class can be disabled in this way.

LispWorks CAPI User Guide (Windows version) - 22 Dec 2009