[izpack-devel] IzPanel Layout

Marc Eppelmann marc.eppelmann at gmx.de
Thu Jul 27 14:40:44 CEST 2006

Am Donnerstag, 27. Juli 2006 14:20 schrieb Bartz, Klaus:
> Hi all,
> now my prototype of an own layout manager works near fine.
> Unfortunately I cannot use the nice one from Elmar :-(
> I am at the point to redesign the IzPanels I use.
> I try to make all changed panels with a uniform layout design
> (e.g. all gaps should be the same), therefore some panels will
> be shown a little bit other than until jet.
> Should I create new ones for each panel (e.g. InstallPanelNL for
> InstallPanel; NL for New Layout) or should I change the layout
> handling in the existent classes?
+1 for change the existing classes, to leave the complexity of future changes 
so less as possible.
> I prefer new ones, but then the number of standard panels will be
> grown approximately near factor two.
This will be unhandable.

> Cheers
> Klaus
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: izpack-devel-bounces at bat.berlios.de
> >[mailto:izpack-devel-bounces at bat.berlios.de]On Behalf Of Bartz, Klaus
> >Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 4:05 PM
> >To: izpack-devel at berlios.de
> >Subject: [izpack-devel] IzPanel Layout
> >
> >
> >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?
> >
> >Cheers
> >
> >Klaus
> >
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