Posted by: pspad | Date: 05/06/2017 14:25 | IP: IP Logged
I found very interesting framework for docking. You can download and see demo here:
Implementation means rewrite PSPad from MDI (Multidocument interface) application to SDI (single document interface) - it can help with taskbar problems e.t.c., cause MS left MDI interface and it's support few years ago.
User can modify panels as he want and save it.
User can place documents as he wants
I played with trial version, but I didn't find how to:
- have multi-line file tabs
- change tabs color and use icons on tabs
There will be necessary to solve Windows handling, windows switching e.t.c.
It isn't for free. It means I won't invest money if it won't be acceptable for you - users. If positives brings more than negatives to you.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/06/2017 14:26 by pspad.
Posted by: AndreasW | Date: 05/06/2017 19:45 | IP: IP Logged
In my personal opinion, the current way how PSPad handles windows, side-panels etc. is quite okay. Well, there are some things which could be better – for example, I would like to be able to change the order of tabs in the tabs side-panel by means of drag & drop –, but the LMD demo doesn't seem to support that either. Also I noticed some strange behavior in the LMD demo when when trying to change the order of tabs in the tabs top-panel.
Frankly, I would prefer you to concentrate on the new editor engine. There is one feature that I really, really miss in PSPad: Smart highlighting (like in Notepad++)
Posted by: Andreas | Date: 05/07/2017 23:23 | IP: IP Logged
I'm also pleased with the UI as it is.
Even though I sometimes would like to manage the toolbar icons (hide some).
And the scroll behaviour of the ASCII table reacts very strange to me as the selected char changes while scrolling. And it seems to scroll the selection instead of the window. So the window scrolling starts only after the selection gets out of sight.
Posted by: DonQuichote | Date: 05/08/2017 15:23 | IP: IP Logged
I hardly use the MDI forms at all. But PSPad's tab handling is great as it is, and is actually one of the reasons I really like PSPad. In most projects I work on, I have a lot of files open, and PSPad is one of the few editors that can show you all the files you work on and even quickly find the one you need with the coloured tabs.
If multi-line tab strips and coloured tabs are not possible, I would vote against it.