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From Simon Chatelain <schat...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Activity Indicator in accordion header
Date Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:16:44 GMT
>
> Your TerraAccordionSkin might override these so that the header is a simply
> a real BoxPane with an ActivityIndicator and a Label inside.  Then the
> BoxPane skin (and ActivityIndicator & Label skins) will take care of
> painting, and more importantly, animating.
> (ie, use real, fully fledged Components, rather than a Renderer for each
> header)
>

Yes !  that sounds good, seems elegant and efficient. I will look into this
solution

Thank you very much

Simon


On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Chris Bartlett <cbartlett.x@gmail.com>wrote:

> Another thought might be to ditch the renderer approach entirely and to
> create a custom subclass of Accordion along with a custom skin extending
> org.apache.pivot.wtk.skin.terra.TerraAccordionSkin.
> (Or just copy both classes and edit to create your own parallel versions
> rather than extending)
> I haven't prototyped it, but I think it (or something similar) should work,
> although I'm not sure it is necessarily preferable to just managing the
> repaint callbacks yourself.
>
> TerraAccordionSkin contains these 2 inner classes which deal with the
> Accordion headers and will normally use a supplied renderer to render the
> header.
> org.apache.pivot.wtk.skin.terra.TerraAccordionSkin.PanelHeader
> org.apache.pivot.wtk.skin.terra.TerraAccordionSkin.PanelHeaderSkin
>
>
Your TerraAccordionSkin might override these so that the header is a simply
> a real BoxPane with an ActivityIndicator and a Label inside.  Then the
> BoxPane skin (and ActivityIndicator & Label skins) will take care of
> painting, and more importantly, animating.
> (ie, use real, fully fledged Components, rather than a Renderer for each
> header)
>


> For more flexibility you might expose the BoxPane used for each header so
> that you can set its content, properties and styles as required.
>
> Chris
>

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