[maemo-developers] HildonAnimationActor and button events

From: Cornelius Hald hald at icandy.de
Date: Fri Oct 23 14:52:18 EEST 2009
I think I now know how to do it. Probably I don't even need the
HildonAnimationActor. It should be possible only using cairo and argb
colormap. I'll give it a try later and report back.


On Fri, 2009-10-23 at 13:12 +0200, Cornelius Hald wrote:
> Hi and thanks for you answer :)
> On Fri, 2009-10-23 at 13:01 +0200, Piñeiro wrote:
> > AFAIK, the real purpose of HildonAnimationActor is just what his name
> > indicates, a way to introduce animations on the hildon applications
> > with the help of the window manager, so in fact, it shouldn't be
> > required the feature you want.
> I could imagine many use cases where you want to click on something that
> is animated. For example a free floating UI element which you want to
> drag freely over the main window. Or which automatically moves away from
> the cursor, etc...
> > Why do you want to interact with this actor? What do you want to get?
> I've written a free floating semi transparent button which allows you to
> quit the fullscreen mode. It's supposed to behave exactly like in the
> browser. Of course I have no idea how they implemented it, but my
> implementation does work quite well already.
> The only problem is, that if you click this button, not only the
> fullscreen mode is toggled, but also the cursor is moved in the
> underlaying widget.
> Ideas how to implement that without the HildonAnimationActor are welcome
> of course. I tried two other ways of realizing this button, but both
> failed, so ATM the HildonAnimationActor is my best bet.
> Thanks!
> Conny
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