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Re: [ui-best-practices-working-group] [platform-ui-dev] Theming and CWidgets

I love the idea of experimenting with different UI and workflows. It would be even greater if we could capture those experiments in screencasts so we can all get a good look at how they went and help guide us going forward knowing what works and doesn’t. Many of us are visual thinkers and a picture, or video, goes a long way.

Thanks!
Doug

From: <platform-ui-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Stefan Xenos <sxenos@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: "Eclipse Platform UI component developers list." <platform-ui-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12:55 PM
To: "Eclipse Platform UI component developers list." <platform-ui-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [platform-ui-dev] Theming and CWidgets

Although CTabFolder does provide a bunch of custom stuff, I think it would be possible to build a usable Eclipse theme using purely native widgets. I did an experimental implementation of this based on the native TabFolder some time around the Eclipse 3.2 timeframe and I demoed it during my EclipseCon presentation. I think if we gave it some time and attention, we could build something fully native and quite pleasant to use. It wouldn't look like today's Eclipse, though.

  - Stefan

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 2:40 AM Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks for those explanations. I opened https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=501482 about CCombo and https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=501483 for CLabel. And it seems like the CTabs are still highly relevant then (despite some possible improvements in the renderer).
--
Mickael Istria
Eclipse developer for Red Hat Developers
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