[GNC-dev] Bug 796778 Feature Request Multiple Selection in Import- matcher

Robert Fewell 14ubobit at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 08:45:49 EDT 2018

I may be missing some thing but you should be able to select lines by
control, shift or by individual.
I think what you are after can be shown in the reconcile view, multiple
lines can be selected and then right moused to a menu.

Anyway, enjoy your holiday...


On 12 August 2018 at 11:47, David Cousens <davidcousens at bigpond.com> wrote:

> Bob,
> From what I've read in the GtkTreeView documentation, the rubber-banding
> mode only seems to support selection by dragging the mouse so one is only
> able to select consecutive rows, not a group of single non-contiguous rows.
> I could of course be wrong on that.  It obviously sets the
> GTK_SELECTION_MULTIPLE mode of a GtkTreeSelection along with the drag
> detection. I find the Gtk documentation extremely terse and unhelpful in
> some areas. I did find a reference to the row-activated signal being
> emitted
> when"when a non-editable row is selected and one of the keys: Space,
> Shift+Space, Return or Enter is pressed." which would permit non-mouse row
> activation to initiate the selection of a transfer account
> I also found a Python gtk discussion to the effect that GtkTreeView's
> slection capabilities were limited pretty well to the drag over to select
> and from that found a hint on how to do Ctrl click event detection using
> the
> GdkEventButton using the event-> state and also how to detect the right
> click event.  When I included that in the import-main-matcher.c the
> row-activated signal stopped working. I am assuming here that the python
> implementation is an exact parallel of the C++ implementation. I would
> expect it to be pretty similar and possibly just the C++ code in Python
> wrappers.
> I may have to setup a dummy program implementing  a TreeView and just play
> with how things work with rubber banding and multiple selection until I
> understand it better and the interaction between the rubber-banding and
> multiple selection mode. Usually the best way of understanding incomplete
> or
> unclear documentation.
> I'm away for a few days on holidays so I'll try and tackle it then if my
> wife lets me get an opportunity. Otherwise it will be when I return.
> Cheers
> David
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