@cvp Thank you for taking the time.
I think I was making it harder than it should be.
@crazyfox first, replace load_str by load_view_str 😀
...I see it now. Editing/posting error trying include pyui string.
@crazyfox sincerely, I don't understand your
cell = ui.TableViewCell()
cell = MyDropDown(tableview, section, row, frame=(100,0,200,100), items=itemslist).as_cell()
...This evolved out of series of TypeErrors and issues with arguments I could not fix elegantly.
Much more to learn. Thanks again for your help.
Until next mental block.