Is this reply to the discussion on constrained
resize and dragging? I agree, things in flow layout probably don't
need constrained dragging. But, I guess the harm so bad that need
to: 1) allow disabling constrained drags and 2) disable constrained drags
by default, meaning most applications will probably never think to enable
As far as 2 A's becoming a B, what about
a grouping action which functions based on current selection? Similar
to wrapping a try/catch block around existing code in Java editor.
"Brian Fernandes" <brian.fernandes@xxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: gef-dev-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx
12/20/2003 01:47 AM
Please respond to gef-dev
[gef-dev] Re: Allow disabling
I do think you need to allow the features
to be disabled - especially where they do not make sense, as you mentioned
in your post. Maybe instead of disabling them, you should allow users to
enable them. For instance, if I want to direct edit a label, I have to
enable it. I dunno, just my two bits.
Something that might be relevent to the features
Suppose I have several editparts in a flow
layout.. like so.
Now B can contain A's, also in a flow layout.
If I want to add a new B which contains the first two A's. I have to add
B in the flow layout. And then drag the first two A's into it.
Something that would be better is to choose
B from the palette, and DRAG it over the first two A's (like drawing a
marquee rectangle over the first two A's). This action should add B into
the flow layout and reparent the first two A's into it. I don't think it
is trivial do this with the current GEF.
If you find this relevent, I apologize for
not mentioning this before.