Re: New icons features

On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 1:26 AM, Jakub Steiner <jimmac gmail com> wrote:
It's early Christmas! Thanks Benjamin, especially for the spinner.

On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 1:19 AM, Benjamin Otte <otte gnome org> wrote:
> Hey,
> so I've landed the css-icons branch in git master and wanted to document the
> changes we did there so people can start using them.
> Icontheme
> =======
> The icontheme now handles ltr and rtl variants of icons. GTK widgets will do
> that lookup automatically based on the text direction of the widget. For
> developers looking up icons themselves, GtkIconLookupFlags has been extended
> to pass a flag for the desired direction.
> When looking up an icon "foo", the name has to be "foo-ltr" or "foo-rtl" for
> the variants. If that variant does not exist, code will always fall back to
> looking for the "foo" icon. For symbolic icons, the naming has o be
> "foo-symbolic-ltr" or "foo-symbolic-rtl" for the "foo-symbolic" icon.
> For people who actually looked at the new lookup flags: There's two other
> flags added, FORCE_REGULAR and FORCE_SYMBOLIC that force an icon lookup to
> look at symbolic or regular icons first. This is used in CSS code (see
> below) and intended to easily switch the HighContrast theme to symbolics.
> CSS extensions
> ============
> There's a bunch of extensions we decided on for CSS. These are experimental
> and subject to change in the future. Because of this and because they are
> GTK extension, all those extensions are prefixed with -gtk (just like
> Mozilla prefixes with -moz and Webkit with -webkit). I'd want to document
> them somewhere but I don't know how to make gtk-doc emit code that looks
> like the CSS specs, so I'll just do a crude text-only imitation of that
> below. I'm open on how to get this into the API docs.
> 1. The -gtk-icontheme image
> GTK extends the <image>[1] type to accept a <icontheme> icon. This allows
> using an icon from the icon theme anywhere an image is allowed.
> The -gtk-icontheme() notation is defined as follows:
> <icontheme> = -gtk-icontheme( <string> )
> The '<string>' specifies the name of the icon in the icontheme. It will be
> looked up in the current icontheme in use. For symbolic icons, use a
> symbolic icon name. Symbolic icons will be colored using the value of the
> color property.
> The <icontheme> image has no intrinsic size as iconthemes support icon
> lookups at any size and will therefore use the specified size. The intrinsic
> aspect ratio is 1.0 because icons in the icontheme are square.
> For now, -gtk-icontheme() is mainly intended to be used for
> -gtk-icon-source. Coloring by the current color makes sense there, but might
> not make sense when using it for border images. We might want to revisit the
> coloring decision later.
> For now, the -gtk-icon-style property does not influence the behavior of
> -gtk-icontheme(). You need to specify symbolicness of the icon yourself by
> using the right icon name.
> 2. Icon sources: The -gtk-icon-source property
> Name: -gtk-icon-source
> Value: none | <image> [1]
> Initial: none
> Applies to: Elements that draw an icon, such as spinners, arrows,
> checkmarks, radiomarks or expanders
> Inherited: no
> Percentages: N/A
> Media: visual
> Computed value: as specified, but with URIs made absolute
> Animateable: yes
> Specifies an image to use instead of the icon that was hardcoded to be
> rendered. If the value is "none", everything will work as it did in previous
> GTK versions that did not support this property. The icon source will be
> rendered with the specified size as given to the GTK theming function and
> will respect the "icon-shadow" and "-gtk-icon-transform" properties.
> 3. Icon source transformations: The -gtk-icon-transform property.
> Name: -gtk-icon-transform
> Value: none | <transform-list> [2]
> Initial: none
> Applies to: Elements that draw an icon, such as spinners, arrows,
> checkmarks, radiomarks or expanders. Does not apply to GtkImage.
> Inherited: no
> Percentages: refer to the bounding box of the icon source
> Media: visual
> Computed value: As specified, but with relative lengths converted into
> absolute lengths.
> Animateable: yes
> Specifies the transform to apply to an icon drawn via -gtk-icon-source().
> Note that GTK only supports 2D transforms for now.
> A simple way to animate a spinner for GTK could look like this:
>   @keyframes spin {
>     to { -gtk-icon-transform: rotate(1turn); }
>   }
>   .spinner {
>     -gtk-icon-source: url("spinner.png");
>   }
>   .spinner:active {
>     animation: spin 1s linear infinite;
>   }
> This would cause GTK to draw the image "spinner.png" as a spinner icon. If
> the spinner was active, the icon would rotate clockwise once per second.
> Shadows specified via icon-shadow are not influenced by the icon-transform.
> So in the above example, a shadow to the bottom right would stay in the
> bottom right even as the image was rotating.
> 4. Forcing icon styles: The -gtk-icon-style property
> Name: -gtk-icon-style
> Value: requested | regular | symbolic
> Initial: requested
> Applies to: All elements
> Inherited: yes
> Percentages: N/A
> Media: visual
> Computed value: as specified
> Animateable: no
> For elements that render icons from the icon theme, such as GtkImage,
> GtkEntry or GtkCellRendererPixbuf, this property allows to override the
> style to be used. Values have the following meanings
> 'requested'
>   Draw the icon as requested by the application. So "foo-symbolic" will
> cause a symbolic icon to be used while "bar" will cause a regular icon.
> 'symbolic'
>   Try to draw a symbolic icon. If no symbolic icon can be found looking at
> all possible icon names, fall back to the requested name.
> 'regular'
>   Try to draw a regular icon, i.e. try to not draw a symbolic icon. If no
> regular icon can be found looking at all possible icon names, fall back to
> the requested name
> As always: Comments, questions to me!
> Benjamin
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Jakub Steiner <jimmac gmail com>

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