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Re: New colour selector

From: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: New colour selector
Date: 2010-02-14 13:18:56
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Le 14/02/2010 11:09, Dave Page a écrit :
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 9:27 AM, Guillaume Lelarge
> <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info> wrote:
>> Le 18/01/2010 09:23, Dave Page a écrit :
>>> [...]
>>> I just went to add a server in a pgAdmin build from SVN trunk and
>>> noticed that the new colour selector doesn't work so well on Mac. You
>>> can't see easily what the selected colour is - it just looks like a
>>> big ugly button. Further, when you click it for the first time, the
>>> settings are such that it's far from obvious how to select a colour
>>> other than black (actually, you need to set the vertical slider on the
>>> right to the top to see solid colours).
>>> Please see the attached screenshots.
>> It seems to be a wxWidgets/Mac OS X bug. I've found a thread on wx-users
>> (see
>> in which this issue is discussed.
>> They said the native control is borked. So, they added an option to have
>> a better generic control. You need to set wxCLRBTN_USES_BMP_BUTTON to 1
>> to have it. I tried this and it works (minor a change to a header file).
>> Anyways, I sent them an email to fix the header issue and to know if we
>> really need to set this option. I'm waiting for their answer.
>> Do you think that the wxCLRBTN_USES_BMP_BUTTON solution is possible for
>> us? I mean, can you set it before you build Mac OS X release of pgAdmin?
> Does it need to be set when wxWidgets is built?

AFAICT, yes.

I see two possible ways to get rid of this issue:
 1. we use the wxCLRBTN_USES_BMP_BUTTON solution
 2. we create our own ctlColourPicker

I'm more and more inclined to say we should choose the second one. The
first one is less work (at least for me), but the second one allows us
to be sure we have no issues with this kind of control.

I can work on the second one, it's pretty much what I already did for
the wxComboBox with the bitmap. Shouldn't be hard to do.


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