Commit eeffd505 authored by Luca Bacci's avatar Luca Bacci Committed by Mike Fleetwood

Request natural width in Gtk::ScrolledWindows for Gtk >= 3.22 (!39)

Before Gtk 3.22 GtkScrolledWindow propagated natural size to its
Children and so on to descendants.  In Gtk 3.22 this was changed to
always request the minimum size.  This was done because it is believed
to be a safer default (gives a better behaviour) in case of dynamic
content inside the scrolled window, that is, content that may change
allocated size. [1][2][3]

When the scrolled window content is not dynamic the natural size is
preferable because it gives a better looking layout and without any
downside.

In the case of GParted content which is not dynamic, so request the
scrolled windows to allocate children at natural sizes for Gtk >= 3.22.

The benefits of natural size allocation are evident in presence of
wrapping labels (for example inside the "Partition Info" dialog), that
with the minimum size request likely end up taking a very small width.

References:

[1] Gtk commit from 2016-08-31:
    GtkScrolledWindow: Make propagation of natural child sizes optional
    GNOME/gtk@0984d162
    "Making propagation of child natural sizes mandatory (or default,
    even) was evidently a mistake as this causes dynamic content in a
    scrolled window to resize it's parent when the scrolled window is
    competing for space with an adjacent widget."

[2] Gtk 3.22 Reference Documentation -
    gtk_scrolled_window_set_propagate_natural_width
    https://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/3.22/GtkScrolledWindow.html#gtk-scrolled-window-set-propagate-natural-width

[3] Gtkmm 3.24 Gtk::ScrolledWindow Class Reference,
    set_propagate_natural_width() method
    https://developer.gnome.org/gtkmm/3.24/classGtk_1_1ScrolledWindow.html#a2d4cb945688ecb8739efd70b18742779

[4] Gtkmm 3.21.6 NEWS
    https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtkmm/blob/3.21.6/NEWS
    "ScrolledWindow: Added get/set_propagate_natural_height/width() and
    the properties."

Closes !39 - Always request natural size inside Gtk::ScrolledWindow
parent 55d3dea7
Pipeline #81713 passed with stages
in 18 minutes and 17 seconds
......@@ -242,6 +242,17 @@ if test "x$need_cxx_compile_stdcxx_11" = xyes; then
fi
dnl Check for gtkmm >= 3.22 to determine availability of Gtk::ScrolledWindow::set_propagate_natural_width().
AC_MSG_CHECKING([for Gtk::ScrolledWindow::set_propagate_natural_width() method])
PKG_CHECK_EXISTS(
[gtkmm-3.0 >= 3.22.0],
[AC_DEFINE([HAVE_SET_PROPAGATE_NATURAL_WIDTH], 1,
[Define to 1 if gtkmm provides Gtk::ScrolledWindow::set_propagate_natural_width() method.])
AC_MSG_RESULT([yes])
],
[AC_MSG_RESULT([no])]
)
dnl Definitions for building of and with gtest. Gets flags for pthread via earlier
dnl gthread package check.
......
......@@ -52,6 +52,9 @@ Dialog_Partition_Info::Dialog_Partition_Info( const Partition & partition ) : pa
info_msg_vbox.set_orientation(Gtk::ORIENTATION_VERTICAL);
info_msg_vbox .set_border_width( 6 ) ;
info_scrolled .set_policy( Gtk::POLICY_NEVER, Gtk::POLICY_AUTOMATIC ) ;
#if HAVE_SET_PROPAGATE_NATURAL_WIDTH
info_scrolled.set_propagate_natural_width(true);
#endif
info_scrolled .add( info_msg_vbox ) ;
// As Gtk::Box widget info_msg_vbox doesn't have a native scrolling capability a
// Gtk::Viewport is automatically created to contain it when it is added to the
......
......@@ -658,6 +658,9 @@ void Win_GParted::init_hpaned_main()
scrollwindow = manage( new Gtk::ScrolledWindow() ) ;
scrollwindow ->set_shadow_type( Gtk::SHADOW_ETCHED_IN );
scrollwindow ->set_policy( Gtk::POLICY_AUTOMATIC, Gtk::POLICY_AUTOMATIC );
#if HAVE_SET_PROPAGATE_NATURAL_WIDTH
scrollwindow->set_propagate_natural_width(true);
#endif
hpaned_main .pack1( *scrollwindow, true, true );
scrollwindow ->add( vbox_info );
......@@ -666,7 +669,10 @@ void Win_GParted::init_hpaned_main()
scrollwindow = manage( new Gtk::ScrolledWindow() ) ;
scrollwindow ->set_shadow_type( Gtk::SHADOW_ETCHED_IN );
scrollwindow ->set_policy( Gtk::POLICY_AUTOMATIC, Gtk::POLICY_AUTOMATIC );
#if HAVE_SET_PROPAGATE_NATURAL_WIDTH
scrollwindow->set_propagate_natural_width(true);
#endif
//connect signals and add treeview_detail
treeview_detail .signal_partition_selected .connect( sigc::mem_fun( this, &Win_GParted::on_partition_selected ) );
treeview_detail .signal_partition_activated .connect( sigc::mem_fun( this, &Win_GParted::on_partition_activated ) );
......
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