[Lazarus] IDE docking flaw?
DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Tue Jun 7 15:30:33 CEST 2011
Mattias Gaertner schrieb:
>>> The IDE package that installs the dock master can provide
>>> default layouts.
>> Which are selectable how?
> You gave the answer yourself:
>> [...]as in Delphi or my MiniIDE example :-)
Sorry, I still cannot find a Layout list in the MainBar :-(
>> As you already mentioned, Show can have many meanings WRT siblings and
>> parents. I wonder if there is a legitimate expectation, that Show (or
>> ShowControl, BringToFront...) would *not* make visible components with
>> more than one Parent.
> I don't know. But we don't break compatibility without need. And in
> this case we can simply add a function with another name, maybe a
> better one.
My IDE model contains:
procedure TIDEForm.MakeVisible(inFront: boolean = True);
> There are LCL applications. ShowControl existed since revision 5536 in
> the LCL. You can find out such facts with svn blame.
How are these affected by an added default parameter?
>> BTW the SimpleLayout should *not* remember the bounds of *docked* forms,
>> instead it should retain their *undocked* bounds, for use when such a
>> form is undocked later.
> That's just my preference: When a form is undocked it should not move.
> You can send me a patch to make this optional.
The user specifies the position when undocking a form, whereupon the
form is resized to its UndockedWidth/Height. That's Delphi docking
convention - see also DockRect.
>> And the Options Windows page should *always* show the window placement
>> frame, so that the user can adjust at least the extent of (actually or
>> later) undocked forms, and can move misplaced forms into view, after the
>> monitor count or screen resolution has changed.
> I added an option to TIDEDockMaster.
>> I've improved TScreen
>> and ShowForm already, so that my ShowForm will force all forms into the
>> monitor bounds. [Patch available on demand]
> Have you tested this under Linux/gtk2?
No, but it should work when Screen.Monitors returns the true monitor
bounds. More complicated is exclusion of the TaskBar...
>> I can help myself, as mentioned above. But I cannot help when my bug
>> reports and patches are not even *recognized* by the Lazarus team :-(
> I'm sorry for that. But these patches require some time to check, which
> I don't have at the moment.
Let me know when you can spend some time for IDE docking.
> See the unit RegisterAnchorDocking as example:
> See here for other events:
Thanks for the links :-)
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