[Gtk-sharp-list] GConf Sharp question

Rachel Hestilow hestilow@ximian.com
07 Dec 2002 13:58:56 -0600

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  That is a flaw in the way GConf# currently handles things. I should
have some free time this upcoming week to go back to hacking, and have
some ideas on how to fix it. In the meantime, I would advise you to
write an enum mapping out those values string-by-string, and then using
System.Enum to convert back and forth.

-- Rachel

On Sat, 2002-11-23 at 20:07, Jeff Perrin wrote:
> I'm currently in the process of learning how gconf-sharp actually works,
> and came across a little issue in the test app I created.  I have a
> working form that alters the gnome background properties (from schema
> file "desktop_gnome_background.schemas").  However, it seems that a
> couple of the properties from the schema file (color_shading_type,
> picture_opacity, and picture_options) are of type 'string', when the
> available options would be better off stored as an enum of strings.=20
> Here's a relevant section from the sample.schema file in the
> samples/GConf dir of gtk-sharp CVS:
> <schema>
>         <key>/schemas/apps/gconfsharp/sample_app/the_first_enum</key>
>         <applyto>/apps/gconfsharp/sample_app/the_first_enum</applyto>
>         <owner>sample_app</owner>
>         <type>string</type>
> 	<cstype class=3D"Sample.Names">enum</cstype>
> 	<locale name=3D"C"></locale>
> 	<default>Bob</default>
> </schema>
> and here's an example of what I see in desktop_gnome_background.schemas:
>  <schema>
>         <key>/schemas/desktop/gnome/background/picture_options</key>
>         <applyto>/desktop/gnome/background/picture_options</applyto>
>         <owner>gnome</owner>
>         <type>string</type>
>         <default>stretched</default>
>         <locale name=3D"C">
>         <short>Picture Options</short>
>         <long>Determines how the image set by wallpaper_filename is
>     rendered.  Possible values are "none", "wallpaper", "centered",
> "scaled",
>     "stretched".</long>
>         </locale>
>  </schema>
> Notice the line:<cstype class=3D"Sample.Names">enum</cstype> in the first
> example.
> Therefore, how would I bind the available options from the second
> example to something like a drop down list, which would be far more
> user-friendly (as opposed to using a Text Entry).  Take a look at the
> screenshot here:
> http://members.shaw.ca/mailtrap/Screenshots/GConfBGSettings.png=20
> Hopefully someone can understand what I mean and give me some solid
> feedback...
> Regards,
> Jeff Perrin
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