[Libreoffice-commits] core.git: Support of popupmenu resource type

Maxim Monastirsky momonasmon at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 00:55:20 PST 2015

Hi Stephan,

On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 9:52 AM, Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at redhat.com> 
> Out of curiosity, do you have a short summary what this is going to 
> be used for?  Is it about right-click context menus
Yes. I'm trying to implement tdf#93837 - Allow customization of the 
Context Menus (which is a continuation of i#7449). For this I need to 
change the current .src-based popup menus to a format that allows 
writing the modified menu back, and also be able to save to the user 
profile or the document itself, the same way we do for other UI 
elements. But there are also some secondary goals, that could be 
considered later:

1. Easy creation of toolbar buttons with commands-based drop-down 
menus. This is something the UX guys are asking for a very long time.

2. We already support 3 different formats to express menus: .src, 
framework, VclBuilder. I really hope that it will be possible to kill 
one of them (the .src) at some point.

> (are they maybe created in hard-coded ways in the code right now, and 
> that will change to a more flexible scheme)?
It depends, e.g. the hard-coded menu in 
chart2/source/controller/main/ChartController_Window.cxx should be 
easily convertible to xml (and killing then also 
svt::ContextMenuHelper), but there are some menus with a custom 
implementation (e.g. spellcheck) that unfortunately would need more 
complex solution.


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