PtUpDown really deprecated?

I’m writing a dialog-type callback module to present really big
up/down arrows for modifying a floating point number. This is
because, in the original display context, PtNumericFloat will
generate arrows too small for gloved-hand inputs on a touchscreen. I
would rather use PtSlider or PtScrollbar but they only deal with
return type “long.”

In researching the widget PtUpDown I ran across this topic from August

Here are two questions:

  1. Is PtUpDown really deprecated?

  2. If so, is there an alternative widget for implementing
    increase/decrease for a floating point number?

Thanks for opinions/advice…