Wrapping the panel
bl at lue.dk
Sun Sep 6 20:25:26 CEST 2009
I have been trying to find a good way to approach the wrapping of C++
panel plugins, and I am sorry to say that I am a bit lost.
In the documentation, the XfcePanelPlugin are shown as a GInterface, but
in the the header files we really got two types.
This makes sense, as we in principle can't make properties nor signals
on a interface, but only on a GObject.
I tried to find the definition of the XfcePanelPlugin (or the
_XfcePanelPlugin), but I really don't see any definition of this, and to
my knowlege it need to be some kind of GObejct.
Neather _XfceExternalPanelPlugin or _XfceInternalPanelPlugin enherit
from XfcePanelPlugin, that by the way is an empty structure and NOT an
Are there any reason for the apparent misleading documentation, or am I
misunderstanding anything (again) ?
As far as I can see, C++ enherit model is hard to apply due to the
internal creations of the panel plugins in the
"xfce_XX_panel_plugin_new" functions, and the only thing one really can
wrap is the interface, but this really don't help that mush either.
So I can's specialize a plugin by enheritment, and I can't control the
creation of the plugin object. Any idea to how this can be done in a
usefull way ?
Hope this makes any sense ...
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