fdo #36946 -- categories for slide transitions in impress -- where to implement categorisation
rodo at novell.com
Thu Apr 5 05:59:33 PDT 2012
thanks a lot for looking into this!
On Tue, 2012-04-03 at 15:51 +0200, Andrzej J. R. Hunt wrote:
> I'm currently working on adding categories to the transitions viewable
> in the Impress GUI (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36946).
> I'm not sure how best to assign categories to the transitions. The list
> of transitions is in xml/transitions.xml, which is loaded by
> source/core/TransitionPreset.cxx. Initially I used the transition-type
> (mnTransition) as the category, which does work, but results in too many
> categories, many of which should be joined into one. Therefore I'd like
> to create new UI categories, but don't know where I should do this.
Yup, having fewer categories makes sense. Powerpoint 2010 has only 3
> I could assign the categories directly in the transitions.xml file
> (which would require some changes to the code importing this file,
> including changes in xmloff), or I could write a new method in the
> TransitionPreset class that contains a list of which transition types
> map to which UI categories (much simpler to write, but less elegant in
> the case that someone adds more transitions to the file).
> Which of these options should I choose, or is there a better way that I
> could do this?
I would prefer adding the information into transitions.xml. Otherwise it
would be less clear when adding new transitions.
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