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From "aappddeevv" <aappdde...@verizon.net>
Subject RE: [RFC] adding components to TextArea
Date Fri, 18 Jun 2010 14:47:57 GMT
How generically is the RichTextArea being built? I noticed the swing classes
abstract out the document aspect and I think provides some abstraction on
the formatting--maybe at the nitty gritty level it like TeX and blocks
within blocks with glue.

I am asking because I think any styled text widget is great, but I also was
thinking about html decorated styling. Just wondering out loud.


-----Original Message-----
From: Noel Grandin [mailto:noelgrandin@gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 4:45 AM
To: dev@pivot.apache.org
Cc: Greg Brown
Subject: Re: [RFC] adding components to TextArea

Hi

The new child components are laid out using the existing *NodeView inner
classes in TextAreaSkin.
Currently, I set the size of the child components during the layout()
operation, and I set their position during the paint() operation.
I have to do it this way because TextAreaSkin only calculates position
information during paint().

The tricky part is that because the child components are part of the
normal Component hierarchy, their position is defined with reference to
the TextArea object, not with reference to the surrounding NodeView objects.
So I have to pass extra information down the paint() call chain in order
to set their position correctly.

I see that we're releasing a 1.5.1, so I'll hold off on checking
anything in until we've released 1.5.1

Regards, Noel.

Greg Brown wrote:
> I have not looked at the code in any detail, but I had assumed that the
sub-components would be arranged in TextAreaSkin#layout(), as is done with
other containers. Is that feasible?
>
> On Jun 4, 2010, at 10:54 AM, Noel Grandin wrote:
>
>   
>> Hi
>>
>> This is my first attempt at the part of PIVOT-31 related to inserting
Component's into TextArea (soon to be RichTextArea).
>>
>> It seems to be mostly working - I can add components, they follow the
layout properly, and the components can receive mouse events.
>>
>> I'm asking for comments because there are 2 design decisions I'm not sure
about
>>
>> (1) in TextAreaSkin I'm passing x and y parameters down the paint()
method chain, because a Component inside a TextArea lives outside the way
other nodes are painted.
>>
>> (2) I've changed the listeners quite a lot in the wtk.text package to
better reflect the difference between events fired for text mutation, and
events fired for node mutation.
>>
>> Regards, Noel Grandin
>> <patch1.txt>
>>     
>
>   


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