Project Filter merged

Milian Wolff mail at
Sun Nov 21 15:08:16 UTC 2010

On Sunday 21 November 2010 13:32:15 David Nolden wrote:
> I don't like that the filter-line is visible all the time. It adds
> permanent UI clutter.
> What are the usecases of this filter? Isn't it solvable on the
> project-manager level? I think that is where we need better filtering
> capabilities (It should be possible to specify include/exclude
> patterns and directories when importing a project).

It's a simple filter, isn't the usecase obvious? It's to find stuff. And no, 
while it's similar to quickopen I would not say it is obsolete. QuickOpen is 
nice and I use it mostly, but sometimes I want to search for things in the 
project tree and looking at url's is not as nice as looking at the tree 

And this is neither something related to the filter we have in e.g. the generic 
manager, as that really skips creating ProjectFileItems etc. pp. for the 
patterns. E.g. DUChain, QuickOpen etc. pp. all don't see those hidden files. 
The filter in the project view is only related to the view.

> If the line stays, then it should only become visible when the user
> presses a "Filter" toolbutton.

I thought about putting it in one line with the other actions, which would 
require some changes in Sublime API though, i.e. to make it possible to add 
widgets and actions into the toolbar (like is possible when you'd have direct 
access to the toolbar). I'll think about how to do it properly. It would 
require the ability to place widgets (and separators) at a very specific 
position, so either (my favorite) make the toolbar available in the plugin to 
get full access to it, or - alternatively change the current QList<QAction> to 
something like QList<QVariant> or similar... Lets see.

But I disagree with it being cluttering, it's just one line with a useful 
feature, new users (existing ones as well probably) will love it I'm sure. 
Hiding it behind some actions is just overkill imo.

Milian Wolff
mail at
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