Re: Re: Editable Label Widget

Ok, GtkTextView would work if I had only one of these. However,
I have possibly hundreds of these in one application. That is just
way too much overhead.

On Thu, 17 May 2007 08:19:32 +0200 Hans Oesterholt-Dijkema wrote:
What about GtkTextView? If it is in 'disabled' state, it will by
default grey out (and look much like a label). If you enable it,
you can edit text with it. This widget will also resize on editing
though, but you can wrap words and add a scrolled window.


> My problem with using a GtkEntry is that I need the label to be
> multi-lined. I don't want to use GtkCellView because, when I edit
> the text, it will resize the widget. It is possible to have hundreds
> of these widgets in a column, so that would be a rendering mess.
> I had originally used the idea of switching between a GtkLabel and
> GtkEntry. There are a few problems with this. First, you still have the
> resizing issues. The user can't see the whole text when it is in a
> GtkEntry, so it will be difficult to edit longer texts. Also, you have to
> keep two widgets around, which takes more memory.
> I had created a very bad implementation of the GtkEditableLabel
> widget that just resets the text on user input, but this is obviously
> not the optimal solution. Plus, I am looking at creating something
> that would be more versitile, and not depend directly on my
> specific application.
> Anyway, I'm leaning toward just creating a new widget so that I
> don't have to deal with the selection info. This will allow me to reuse
> some of the EelEditableLabel code. (BTW ... hello Ana!)
> On Wed, 16 May 2007 14:39:19 -0700 Ana wrote:
>     I think making the GtkEntry look like a label is a good idea, but
>     might
>     be more work than you'd expect.  It seems that whenever you mess
>     with a
>     widget's appearance you have to worry about interfering with
>     themes.
>     Who knows what other issues there might be.
>     Another
>     idea might be to make a composite object, which subclasses from
>     a
>     container (GtkBox), and works sort of like a modal editor.  (hehe.
>     I'm
>     a vi user.)  You display either a GtkLabel or a GtkEntry depending
>     on the
>     "mode."
>     - Ana
>     On Wed, May 16, 2007 at
>     07:00:10PM +0200, Hans Oesterholt-Dijkema wrote:
>     > Why not use a
>     GtkEntry and make it look like a GtkLabel?
>     > You could also have a look
>     at GtkCellView.
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Andrew Krause
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