[Bf-committers] UI layout engine
blender at instinctive.de
Mon Nov 26 18:14:46 CET 2007
On Mon, 26 Nov 2007, Bobby Parker wrote:
> At the bottom of things, what you're talking about is a layout manager
> similar to what's available in Swing(Java) and Gtk(C/C++...see the
> Glade UI tool and how it uses containers). A simple layout manager
Actually, GTK is the only toolkit (apart from Blender's "Toolkit") which I
found the way it works quite useful. So, yes, designing this new layout
engine around GTK's is probably a good idea.
However, as I said, I don't propose anything fancy. But a *BIT* fancier than
manual 249,122,599,344 (hmm, or was it 343?) would be nice.
1) Remove coordinates completely from uiDefBut*
2) Instead, make containers which take PERCENTAGES relative to parent
3) Auto-arrange buttons from uiDefBut in their containers
That would already simplify UI coding by around 90%, I'd say. And if someone
who knows the UI code (Ton, stop painting walls!) does that, it'd probably
take around 3 hours.
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