Re: [Evolution-hackers] the status bar and components as controls

On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 09:54 -0500, Dan Winship wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 03:58, Not Zed wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 10:19 -0500, Dan Winship wrote:
> > > The way connector works in 1.5 is that it implements an
> > > EvolutionComponent which then requests controls from the other
> > > components to fill in its own view pane with. But there's currently no
> > > way it can get a statusbar that goes along with the view.
> > 
> > Which controls are the controls it requests?  Not the ones from
> > createControls?  Or does it request all of them but only use the view?
> No, each component has a separate BonoboControl-returning interface.
> (Mail's comes from mail-component.c:mail_control_new().)

Ahh, of course, sorry.

> > Can't you just request all the controls, and hide the status bars not
> > associated with the currently displayed view widget?
> As things are currently written, the view control returned by
> createControls doesn't create a property bag with a "uri" setting, so
> Connector has no way of forcing it to display a particular folder. I
> guess that's easy enough to fix.
> I think I'll:
>       * get rid of the existing control/property bag interface
>       * use createControls
>       * explicitly note in Evolution-Component.idl that the
>         createControls caller is allowed to destroy the sidebar if it
>         doesn't want it
>       * add a "setUri (in Control view, in string uri)" method to
>         Evolution-Component.idl

I somehow suspected the ultra-simple shell idea wasn't going to fully

setUri really lives on the view, but thats only a control with no
interface isn't it?

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