Re: [SUMMARY] Fun, relatively simple feature help

On 26 Jun 2001 12:53:50 -0400, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> Kristian Rietveld <kristian planet nl> writes:
> > On 6 Jun 2001, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> > >
> > > A feature that would be nice for GtkTreeView to have is an interactive
> > > search facility.  This could be done relatively easily, and shouldn't
> > > take that long to do for anyone with some knowledge of GTK+.
> > > Unfortunately, I don't think I'll have time to add it before GTK 2.0, so
> > > if anyone is looking for something to do and is interested in tackling
> > > this project, let me know.
> > 
> > I already told that I would like to implement this. But haven't had the
> > time to do it yet (really busy with school, which will finally be over at
> > Friday ;). So starting with Friday I'll have some serious time to do some
> > serious hacking ...
> > 
> > Therefore I wrote a small summary of this thread, so I know which feature
> > I've to implement. If there are any other ideas, please tell. The already
> > suggested ideas are:
> > 
> > - C-s brings up an entry where you could type text in. As you type in the
> > text, it would search the model for text relating to that.
> > - we may use regexps (in the C-s dialog or in an seperate C-M-s dialog)
> > - type the first 'n' characters of a word and it will go to the first
> > matching row that starts with those first 'n' characters.
> > - highlighting of matching elements which aren't selected
> > - M-g could cause those prelighted elements to be grouped together
> > 
> > I think it's the best if I first hack on the 'type first characters'
> > method. Regexp searching, highlighting matching elements and grouping
> > prelighted elements could be added later.
> Grouping isn't going to happen in time for GTK 2.  Getting C-s working
> would be a huge step in the right direction, and we can look from there
> where to go.
> Please, if at all possible, try to implement this only using the public
> API.  If there are changes that are needed to be made to it so that you
> can write this, we need to know now.
> Thanks,
> -Jonathan

I'd like to suggest it not use
"C-s", or that there is a
"gtk_tree_view_set_find_accel_default" function that lets an app set the
default shortcut for that across the entire app (like the buttonbox
default layout stuff). Save uses C-s everywhere, but C-f is the commonly
used shortcut for "Find".

    Jim Cape

    If the United States Government spent as much on education
    as it did on the military, every student could fail in a
    solid gold desk.

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