Re: Smart empty submenus

Am Di, 2003-09-30 um 05.28 schrieb Jody Goldberg:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 01:51:03AM +0200, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > It occurred to me that submenus pose similar problems to separators in
> > connection with merging: you don't know in advance whether they will end
> > up with visible children after merging. For those submenus which end up
> > empty, there are two reasonable behaviours:
> > 
> > a) make them disappear by hiding the menu item they're attached to
> > b) add an insensitive "Empty" item.
> > 
> > Here is a patch which implements this by reusing the "is_important"
> > property of the associated action. If the action is not marked as
> > important, the menu will be hidden when empty. The patch currently
> > involves some inter-module communication via object data, I'll rework
> > that it there is interest in this feature. The text used for the "Empty"
> > item is currently hardwired to "Empty". Should this be settable
> > per-menu?
> Good thought.  That will definitely come in handy when we layout
> some sort of common menu scheme.
> Dunno if the empty text requires configurabilty.  Doesn't seem like
> it would hurt, but I also couldn't see a situation where it was
> absolutely required.  I'd vote to add it if it was not too
> difficult.

I decided to leave it out for now. We can add a "empty_menu_label"
property on GtkAction later if we need it.


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