ramit.prasad at jpmorgan
May 4, 2012, 11:19 AM
Post #3 of 3
> > I'm making a GUI in maya using python only and I'm trying to see which
RE: most efficient way of populating a combobox (in maya)
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> > is more efficient. I'm trying to populate an optionMenuGrp / combo box
> > whose contents come from os.listdir(folder). Now this is fine if the
> > folder isn't that full but the folder has a few hundred items (almost in
> > the thousands), it is also on the (work) network and people are
> > constantly reading from it as well. Now I'm trying to write the GUI so
> > that it makes the interface, and using threading - Thread, populate the
> > box. Is this a good idea? Has anyone done this before and have
> > experience with any limitations on it? Is the performance not
> > significant?
> > Thanks for any advice
> Why don't you try it and see?
> It's not like populating a combobox in Tkinter with the contents of
> os.listdir requires a large amount of effort. Just try it and see whether
> it performs well enough.
In my experience, a generic combobox with hundreds or thousands of elements is difficult and annoying to use. Not sure if the Tkinter version has scroll bars or auto-completion, but if not you may want to subclass and add those features.
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