User actions/toolbars plugin
amantia at kde.org
Tue May 17 23:28:02 UTC 2005
I have started to play with the KDevelop platform by starting to port
one of the key functionalities of Quanta to an independent plugin,
namely the user toolbars/actions functionality. This is about being
able to create user actions (which can be of different type, like
simple text, XML tags - this is Quanta specific or scripts) which can
be organized in toolbars and those toolbars are
loadable/saveable/shareable. Aside of the fact that currently the code
is very messed up in a way (everything is linked together, it's not
easy to separate the toolbar/action code from the rest of Quanta) I
already faced a big problem: how to create the toolbars from inside a
Those user toolbars are basicly KXMLGuiClient objects saved to disc as
XML format. They are loaded from the disc, for each action a KAction
derivate object is created and the KXMLGuiClient is added to the main
window's gui clients (guiFactory()->addClient()). The problem with this
is that this will add a new toolbar, but I want more. I want to
organize the toolbars in a tabwidget. So the plugin will add only one
toolbar which is toggleable from the Settings/Toolbars menu and this
one toolbar holds a tabwidget with the toolbars loaded by the user.
In Quanta we achieve this by overriding KMainWindow::createContainer,
which detects if the currently built object is a user toolbar or not,
and if it is, it created in a different way than the normal toolbars.
My problem is that I have no idea how can I do this from outside of
KMainWindow (from a plugin).
Any ideas are welcome.
Quanta Plus developer - http://quanta.kdewebdev.org
K Desktop Environment - http://www.kde.org
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