Re: #80127 Rubberbanding issues

hi kris,

selection is unfortunately limmited to whole lines. is that also the
case for the rubber-banding. I needed to misuse the cell-renderers
background color to get rectangular selections.


Am Dienstag, den 16.05.2006, 15:14 +0200 schrieb Kristian Rietveld:
> Hey all,
> A few months ago I have been working on a rubberbanding feature for
> GtkTreeView.  It is basically ready to go in CVS, but there are two issues
> left which are worth discussing here:
>   I. We are not fully sure how to handle the interaction between
>      rubberbanding and DnD.  Right now we decide what to do when a drag
>      starts, if the row where the drag started is selected we start a
>      DnD operation.  If unselected, we start a rubberbanding operation.
>      This works pretty okay, but I think it will break apps (nautilus, and
>      probably some others) out there when enabled by default.  I see two
>      options:
>        - Either disable rubberbanding by default,
>        - or come up with a method for deciding whether to DnD or rubberband
>          without breaking current applications.
>      I am tempted to go for disabling by default, and when enabled use
>      the behaviour I described above.
>  II. The rectangle color is currently hardcoded to black, since that looks
>      best with the default theme.  Picking a shade of one of the theme
>      colors for the rectangle color will not always turn out nice, so
>      I think it might be a good idea to add a style property for this
>      to GtkTreeView and default to black for the default theme.
> Opinions?  Suggestions?
> thanks,
> -kris.
> PS.  The patch is here for those interested:
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