Re: Support for column/row grouping

On Thu, 2011-10-06 at 11:15 -0400, José Alburquerque wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-10-06 at 15:48 +0200, Markus Elfring wrote:
> > > This might be possible by using the Gtk::CellLayout interface of
> > > Gtk::TreeViewColumn, I don't know for sure.
> > 
> > Can anything be reused for row/column groups with gtkmm means from other class
> > libraries?
> Can things from gtk+/gtkmm be reused in other libraries?  I think
> typically it isn't straight forward to mix widgets from different
> libraries, though I wont say that it is impossible (technology evolves,
> changes and grows and things not possible today may turn out to be
> possible tomorrow).

Can I correct the above statement?  In my opinion, reusability in
general is possible if the API lends itself to that.  I'ts just a matter
of seeing if the API fits the need and then applying it in the correct

I don't think that it's impossible to use other libraries with gtkmm, if
that's what you're asking.

My original thought aobut not being able to mix widgets from different
libraries still feels true, but again, that's not to say that it may be
possible (today or later).

> Presently, I think that there are widgets that understand HTML and allow
> embedding of HTML content.  I've not used any of them myself.
> In gtkmm, there are the Gtk::Socket and Gtk::Plug classes that allow the
> embedding of windows from other processes in gtkmm application, but this
> works only in systems running X Windows (see the class docs and the C
> API docs).
> > 
> > Examples:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Markus


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