[Framework-Team] PLIP 236: Move Display menu to edit and allow for custom properties

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Thu Oct 9 10:14:10 UTC 2008

I think Danny wanted to propose this for 3.3 but forgot to mail this
list? The workflow status shows that he proposed it.


The display menu is a setting that controls how an object presents
itself to the user. Right now it suggests it is a switch that every user
can change at will not knowing it is persistent among all the users.
Therefore this menu should be part of the settings tab in the edit form.


First: remove the Display menu and add a field to the settings tab of
the edit form where it belongs.

Second: a Display view should be able to provide a custom property sheet
that is loaded into this settings form whenever you pick a display type.
These properties give the user options to set parameters for the chosen
view. A thumbnail view for instance could provide an option telling how
many thumbs are shown. The point is that you don't know this in advance
so the view should somehow provide this property sheet.

Wichert Akkerman <wichert at wiggy.net>    It is simple to make things.
http://www.wiggy.net/                   It is hard to make things simple.

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