[PATCH] Undetachable KDockWidget's
zack at kde.org
Tue Aug 5 22:22:17 BST 2003
How many developers does it take to screw a lightbulb? Not sure, but the
detachable KDockWidget's simply don't work in Kontact. Good, I'm glad
you're all with me on that one.
What's cool about KDockWidget's (besides that fact that their name
starts with a K) is the fact that the widgets inside docks can be
dragged around the main container so in applications like KNode users
can select which widget is where. In KMail we have hard coded layout
strategies with splitters, although they work, it would obviously make
sense to simply let users layout them. In any way, the attached patch
lets one create undetachable dock widgets. There's a small trick in the
patch: the layout of the drag handle is QHBoxLayout (to fit the small
buttons on it), with a Minimum resize mode, which in turn means that if
no widget is visible inside of it, the drag handle dissapears. In order
to make it show when none of the buttons is visible I'd had to consider
two options: 1) implementing custom QHBoxLayout derivative with a new
minimumSize implementation, 2) simply add a dummy widget with a minimal
width and height equal to the other button. I've chosen the second
method (which you knew already, because you're all smart enough to know
that when a guy uses words like "simply", "nicely" or "neatly" in one
of the options, he's trying to pitch that one to you ;) ).
Some of you may say: "Zack, you look really good today", which is really
nice but remember, it's about the patch... Oh, and a screenshot showing
the look of it in Kontact is here:
http://www.automatix.de/~zack/knodekontact1.png . Comments?
To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no
choreography, and the dancers smack each other up side the head.
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