[izpack-devel] IzPanel Layout

Hal Vaughan hal at thresholddigital.com
Fri Jul 14 17:21:54 CEST 2006

On Thursday 13 July 2006 10:05, Bartz, Klaus wrote:
> Hi all,
> such often I have this time already problems with the
> layout in my IzPanels. Normally I use a GridBagLayout,
> but it does not really what I need. Also other
> layouts do not fully what I need.
> If I look into existent panels some of them are a little
> bit other layout as others. This is a little bit ugly
> because our usability freak is fussy...
> Additional I need NORTHWEST as anchor.
> Therefore I play with the idea to create a layout manager for
> IzPanels which allows to use the same insets, gaps, anchors etc. in
> all panels which uses this layout manager. Last time I have checked
> in some things (gaps, anchor) to make layout configurable. This will
> be supported by the layout manager, of course.
> My prototyp can manage the MultiLineLabel (that's from Elmar) also
> at resizing. Other layout manager are confusing with that label.
> The problem will be that changes at existent common classes are
> needed.
> I will do it for the common classes ownded by me and I would do it
> with the common classes I use (from Elmar I use ShortcutPanel).
> Some classes cannot use such a layout manager (e.g. PacksPanel).
> I have written little bit docu for "Modifying the GUI". May be some
> more will be needed.
> But I am one of the people which hate writing docu...
> The viewable layout will be change only a little bit, I hope.
> Any comment?

Cool idea, but I'm not sure just how much I would like it or use it 
until I see more specs on it.


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