Native mode for KFileDialog API on Windows (again)
js at iidea.pl
Mon Jun 9 12:46:11 BST 2008
I am looking (again) for the finest way to wrap native file dialogs support
for Windows in KFileDialog API.
In a such QFileDialog mapping, getOpenFileName() would be mapped to
The goal would be that both KDE and Native mode would be available in the same
KDE installation, easily switchable in a "Integration" page of the system
KFileDialog inheriths KDialog, so we would still keep its instance allocated
even if it's not displayed, and we could display native dialogs instead.
- we want to avoid any changes in the applications code, so no #ifdefs;
devs that do not even think about windows/mac builds of their could would
not be disturbed by any requirement
- we agree on that functionality of the native mode is degraded, e.g. no KIO
support, and only native mimetypes/associations support
- in KDE 3 I've been using such mappings implemented as application's level,
e.g. in Kexi, but now we have hundreds of apps and want fine level of
- perhaps Mac OS X port would benefit from the native mode too
Any hints? Notes?
PS: This is a technical question, not a request for comments on what mode to
use. Given developers using kdelibs would just #ifdef things in their code if
there is no support for the native mode in kdelibs.
regards / pozdrawiam, Jaroslaw Staniek
Sponsored by OpenOffice Polska (http://www.openoffice.com.pl/en) to work on
Kexi & KOffice (http://www.kexi.pl/en, http://www.koffice.org/kexi)
KDE Libraries for MS Windows (http://windows.kde.org)
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