Re: set_rules_hint

Ah that's a pity. I think it was a great usability feature. I'm actually mainly using the broadway backend for this project, and only the default theme seems to work well. Maybe if / when I get time I'll try to find a theme that does honour this setting, figure out how it works, and then figure out how to hack it back into the default theme. It's not the 1st time I disagreed with Gnome people's ideas on what's usable and what's not :/

Anyway thanks for the response :)


On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 9:46 PM, Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com> wrote:
set_rules_hint() was always a hint for the theme: it was never
guaranteed to explicitly change the colour of the even/odd rows. to be
fair, it should have been deprecated when we switched to gtk3: it's
bad application API.

the default theme simply ignores even/odd colouring in treeviews. you
will need a different theme that handles that.

there have been various usability studies on the topic of "zebra
striping", and it turns out that while it can help in certain data
sets, so do other strategies like clearly separating rows with
consistent ruling, or by visually separating the selected row with a
different colour. in practice, though, zebra striping helps the most
on paper (or any static medium, like a PDF); a dynamic medium, like a
program UI, can use other strategies to visually differentiate rows.


On 17 July 2014 05:16, Daniel Kasak <d j kasak dk gmail com> wrote:
> What ever happened to set_rules_hint in gtk3? It used to work fine in gtk2
> treeviews, but seems to have no effect in gtk3.
> Dan
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