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Re: Query tool column headers

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Query tool column headers
Date: 2012-06-27 16:24:28
Message-ID: CA+OCxoy8JQ_utZi_VH0+PYNAUG56D6s8g5PiYLHAaMXhn3YcGQ@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 5:18 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 5:56 PM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
>>> Attached patch changes the column headers in the query tool to put <>
>>> aronud the datatype. While it's already on a separate line, this makes
>>> it more clear which part is the datatype and which part is the name of
>>> the column, making parsing easier on the eye when names and datatypes
>>> are close to each other.
>>>
>>> I looked for a way to make it italic or so instead, but it appears
>>> wxWidgets doesn't support that - it can only set the formatting for
>>> the whole header, which includes both the name and the datatype.
>>>
>>> Objections?
>>
>> Not sure I like it - it's better with ( ) instead of < >, but even so
>> it looks ugly with array types and size bounded types.
>
> Hmm. I didn't try with arrays...
>
>
>> Personally I don't think the ugliness is worth it, especially given
>> that (as you note) the type is on a separate line anyway.
>
> Got any ideas for another way to differentiate the datatype more from
> the column name, that might work? (or correct my analysis and tell me
> that it *is* possible to make it italic or something like that)

Nope. There's an outside chance you may be able to use an RTF string
there, but I seriously doubt it.

BTW; *if* you find a way, then the same change should be made to the edit grid.

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