From: Hajo Kirchhoff (mailinglists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-25 05:07:10
Hi, (and merry holidays to those that celebrate them :)
>> - The Grid
> A grid is an example of a layout manager. Generic support should be
> added for layout managers and allow you to add managers such as
> grid-layouts. Another layout is a flow layout, for example, adding
I would like to take the concept of layout managers a lot further.
Basically a layout is nothing but a particular strategy to calculate the
size and position of a set of widgets. The grid layout is one of them.
Others are docking mechanisms, or autohide/unhide windows as you see
them in Visual Studio for example: a window that shows itself when you
hover with the mouse pointer over its tab for a while and that hides
itself again when a different window gets the focus.
These too are size/position handlers. So I'd rather think along
positioning strategies rather than have a 'Grid'. A Grid is too low an
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