[GNC-dev] Widget naming and css

Robert Fewell 14ubobit at gmail.com
Sun Jun 24 07:10:47 EDT 2018

Sorry it was not clear, so I will try again.

When I was doing the GTK3 migration I added some context styles to various
widgets but I now believe some of them should be widget names like the
GncBusinessPage should really be a widget name and then with associated

So as an example I changed GncBusinessPage from a style context to a widget
name of 'gnc-name-business-page' and associated style contexts to start
with 'gnc-style-' along with some other changes I can now grep them...

grep -nHIirF 'gnc-style-'
gnucash/gnome/gnc-plugin-page-owner-tree.c:658:        style_label =
gnucash/gnome/gnc-plugin-page-owner-tree.c:663:        style_label =
gnucash/gnome/gnc-plugin-page-owner-tree.c:668:        style_label =
gnucash/gnome/gnc-plugin-page-owner-tree.c:673:        style_label =
gnucash/gnome/gnc-plugin-page-owner-tree.c:678:        style_label =
gnucash/gtkbuilder/dialog-vendor.glade:559:                  <class
gnucash/gtkbuilder/dialog-vendor.glade:796:                  <class
gnucash/gtkbuilder/dialog-vendor.glade:830:      <class

grep -nHIirF 'gnc-name-'
gnucash/gnome/gnc-plugin-page-owner-tree.c:626:    gtk_widget_set_name
(GTK_WIDGET(priv->widget), "gnc-name-business-page");
gnucash/gnome/window-reconcile.c:1817:        gtk_widget_set_name
(debits_box, "gnc-name-reconcile-window-debits");
gnucash/gnome/window-reconcile.c:1822:        gtk_widget_set_name
(credits_box, "gnc-name-reconcile-window-credits");
gnucash/gnome/window-reconcile.c:1855:            gtk_widget_set_name
(frame, "gnc-name-reconcile-window-totals");
gnucash/gtkbuilder/dialog-vendor.glade:30:    <property

With the grep command it easily shows me what widgets have been named along
with style contexts and so I can easily apply CSS to them and possibly
reuse the style contexts else ware in the code..

So the question was how to name them consistently, I have used the prefixes
of 'gnc-name-' and 'gnc-style-' and find them easily for possible
manipulation / publication in the future.

Hope this is clearer.


On 23 June 2018 at 16:59, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.fremont.ca.us> wrote:

> > On Jun 23, 2018, at 4:18 AM, Robert Fewell <14ubobit at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have been thinking about naming some widgets and changing some of the
> > entries I added with css style classes and wondered if there has been a
> > convention decided.
> >
> > What I would like to see is a couple of unique prefixes so that one could
> > do a grep on the top level directory and obtain all such entries and
> maybe
> > manipulate into some sort of list that could be published some ware.
> >
> > Doing a quick content search shows 'gnc-style-' and 'gnc-name-' would
> work
> > but open to suggestions.
> >
> > This would allow those users inclined to customise the appearance more
> > easily.
> > I would probably do this on master over time.
> Bob,
> I’m not sure I understand what you’re suggesting. Perhaps you could
> suggest a concrete example?
> Regards,
> John Ralls

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