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Bug 138189 - Fine-tune the task list window
Fine-tune the task list window
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Action Items
All All
: P3 (vote)
: 6.x
Assigned To: Stanislav Aubrecht
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-06-25 08:57 UTC by jrojcek
Modified: 2008-07-14 14:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT

Proper error and todo icons (1.39 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-07-02 10:21 UTC, jrojcek

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Description jrojcek 2008-06-25 08:57:17 UTC
For the 6.5 release we want to make the Task List window open by default. To make it happen, we need to do the following:

- rename the window to Tasks (also the menu item in the Window menu)

- if the window is empty it should have a white background and should show a message like: "<No Tasks>" or "<No Tasks in Open Projects>" or "<No Task 
in File>".

- the table header needs to use platform L&F (currently it uses Classic L&F on Win XP). Compare Task List with Watches to see the difference.

- use new icons - for error, use the same icon we use in the editor gutter. I've asked the visual designer to design a new TODO icon. Are there any other old 
icons in the task list?
Comment 1 jrojcek 2008-07-02 10:21:22 UTC
Created attachment 63803 [details]
Proper error and todo icons
Comment 2 Stanislav Aubrecht 2008-07-07 11:12:04 UTC
> - if the window is empty it should have a white background and should show a message like: "<No Tasks>" or "<No Tasks
in Open Projects>" or "<No Task in File>".

is it ok to show this message only when the tasks window opens for the first time? the problem is that the tasks are
cleared each time its scope is switched or main project is switched etc. and there's no way of knowing that task
scanning is already finished as some providers can push new tasks independently of the scanning loop. so there would be
a lot of blinking in the window imho
Comment 3 jrojcek 2008-07-08 09:36:56 UTC
Yes, it's okay. Just keep the window background color white.
Comment 4 Stanislav Aubrecht 2008-07-08 12:28:29 UTC

Comment 5 jrojcek 2008-07-10 12:42:18 UTC
Thanks for fixing it! It really is much better. I noticed a few more issues that would be nice to fix:

1. The background of the table should be white even if there's just one TODO item in the table. Currently the space below the table is gray probably because 
it doesn't belong to the table. I think it would be white if we set the container scrollpane view to use the white background color?

2. The selected item stays blue even if the focus isn't in the Tasks window. It should work like the Projects or Navigator windows. If they don't contain focus, 
they draw selected items with gray background.
Comment 6 Stanislav Aubrecht 2008-07-14 14:59:47 UTC


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