Re: GTK+ Application class

On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 15:41 +0300, Mart Raudsepp wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 10:39 +0200, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 10:26 +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> > 
> > > yay, so it's probably better to have convenience functions on
> > > GtkApplication, like:
> > > 
> > > gtk_application_create_dialog
> > > gtk_application_create_main_window
> > 
> > The problem I see with this approach is that the 'typical app window'
> > concept is evolving (we saw the introduction of toolbars, statusbars,
> > maybe we will need a drag-n-drop-to-save-document icon or macosx-like-
> > side-menus or whatever the next fad is as a standard feature).
> Indeed it can evolve quite a bit.
> Considering what a typical dialog/toplevel usually contains, it could be
> beneficial if this GtkAppWindow would also be capable of hiding some of
> the layout information from the programmer - so that it could become
> more themeable in that area, instead of requiring packing all this into
> an application programmer selected GtkContainer (usually a GtkVBox). For
> example see many of the blue sky ideas on gnome-look[1] and other
> places[2].
> a set_gadget (statusbar, menubar, etc) should give most of what's needed
> there, but I'm not sure that covers all cases.
yeah, usually a "main app" window has 4 areas: menubar, toolbar, status
bar and working area (which is setup by the app as needed), so why can't
we just have set_* functions for all of them? Then, if we change the
layout, like in the gnome-look mockup, we only need to change the
GtkApplication implementation to lay out things differently.
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>

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