[PyKDE] KDE XML GUI ActionLists
jbublitz at nwinternet.com
Wed Apr 23 06:35:01 BST 2003
Change your KMainWindow to KParts.MainWindow and be sure to do this:
class MainWindow (KParts.MainWindow):
def __init__ ( ... ):
KParts.MainWindow (self, ...) <---- !!!!
I have a comment in a KParts based example that I was hacking on to
remember to change the KMainWindow ctor call to a KParts.MainWindow
call when changing the MainWindow type, and I still screwed it up
when I went back to original program I was trying to get to work. I
even went as far as modifying the PyKDE C++ code (and still crashed)
before figuring out I'd made the same dumb mistake again. Last time
I probably spent a day chasing it down, so I guess I'm improving.
All your other code (including the 'None') is correct - it's
exactly the way konqueror and other apps do it.
In addition, instead of specifying the XML file in createGUI, do
self.setXMLFile (<path to file>)
(createGUI is overloaded to "void createGUI (KParts.Part *part)" )
Call the code that updates the action list actions after createGUI.
Those should be the only changes you need to make. KParts.MainWindow
is a subclass of KMainWindow, so nothing else needs to change.
Pretty cool for stuff like 'recent files' lists or modifying menus
on the fly. Thanks for bringing it up - I'll add an example to
PyKDE in the future.
It'd be nice if the KDE docs were more explicit about this - the
link you provided specifically says:
"KDE's class for toplevel windows, ***KMainWindow***, inherits
KXMLGUIClient and therefore supports XMLGUI out of the box."
which misled me at first.
All of the C++ action list examples I've looked at (mostly from
2.1.1 and KOffice) all use KParts.MainWindow too, but they all
import KParts too.
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