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Exposing Shell's Styles by default [message #721070] Wed, 31 August 2011 20:07 Go to next message
Caleb  is currently offline Caleb
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Registered: July 2009
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It seems that right now when I create an SWT application, I can't change any of the shell's styles from the Designer, until I manually change the call to the shell's constructor and pass it some style bits.

I think it would be much more user friendly if the Layout option was exposed without having to modify code to do it.

I see two ways to do it:
1) Pass a few style bits by default so that it always appears (for example, SHELL_TRIM for Application Windows, and DIALOG_TRIM for dialogs).

2) Leave the call to the shell's default consturctor as it is, but still add a Styles item in the property pane.
I'm not sure if the 2nd option is that good, because when Styles item is empty (it shows "[]") the style bits are set to SWT.NONE, and if it will look the same for the default style it may confuse users.
Re: Exposing Shell's Styles by default [message #721426 is a reply to message #721070] Thu, 01 September 2011 18:03 Go to previous message
Konstantin Scheglov is currently offline Konstantin Scheglov
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Registered: July 2009
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Do you want contribute this feature?

2) You can access current (default) value of style using method
org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget.getStyle()


Konstantin Scheglov,
Google, Inc.
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