1.6
API Changes

Here, you can find the API changes from the version 1.0. In addition, some hints are provided to help you update your code.

1.6

C++

  • Switch to C++17

Frame

  • Add zorder setter to change the rank of a child.

Pattern

  • Add operator== and operator!=.

Widget

  • Add zorder setter to change the rank.

Widgetflags

  • Transform the WidgetFlag enum into a WidgetFlag class plus few other related classes: HorizontalBitField, VerticalBitField, ExpandBitField, HVBitField, HExpandBitField, VExpendBitField.
  • Override operators| to allow only valid combinations of WidgetFlag and related classes listed above.

1.5

Widget

  • Add a setter for the focus.

TextBox

  • Make the handle_key() method virtual.

1.4

App

  • quit() method accepts an optional parameter corresponding to the exit value.

ChartBase

  • Add bank setter and getter.
  • Add xlabel, ylbabel and title setters.
  • Introduce ChartItemArray to replace DataArray and StringDataArray which were specific to each ChartBase subclass.
    - PieChart::StringDataArray data;
    - data.push_back(make_pair(25, "truck"));
    + egt::ChartItemArray data;
    + data.add(25, "truck");

CheckBox

  • Add show_label setter and getter.
  • Add checkbox_align setter and getter to set the alignement of the checkbox relative to the text.

ComboBox

  • Add another add_item() method that do not delegate the ownership of the StringItem to the ComboBox.

Font

  • Add global_font setter and getter, and reset_global_font() method to manage a global font. So if a theme is used only to handle a palette and a font, prefer using the global font.

Grid

  • Add gride_size setter and getter.

Image

  • Add uri() and reset_uri() methods to set/unset the image URI.
  • load() method takes an additional optional parameter to indicate if the scale can be approximated to increase iamge cache hit efficiency.

ImageHolder

  • Add uri setter and getter.
  • Add reset_uri() method.
  • Add hscale, vscale and scale setters and getters.

ListBox

  • Add another add_item() method that do not delegate the ownership of the StringItem to the ListBox.

Palette

  • Add global_palette setter and getter, and reset_global_palette() method to manage a global palette. So if a theme is used only to handle a palette and a font, prefer using the global palette.
  • Add empty() method to check if a palette is empty or not.

RadioBox

  • Add show_label setter and getter.
  • Add radiobox_align setter and getter to set the alignement of the radiobox relative to the text.

ScrolledView

  • Add hoffset and voffset getters.
  • Add hpolicy and vpolicy getters and setters.

SliderType

  • Add live_update getter.

TextBox

  • Add text_flags setter.

Theme

  • Add name setter and getter as themes can be identified with their name.
  • Remove constructor dedicated to de-serialization and the serialization method. As a theme is more than a palette and a font, it can draw in a different way widgets, it can't be serialized entirely. So remove this feature.

Widget

  • Add has_font() method to check if the widget has a custom font.
  • Add reset_font() method to unset the widget's custom font.
  • Add has_palette() method to check if the widget has a custom palette.
  • Add palette getter to retrieve which palette is used by the widget.
  • Add reset_palette() method to unset the widget's custom font.
  • Remove theme getter and reset_theme() method. Local theme are no longer supported at the widget level. There is only one theme which is the global theme. If a local theme was used to set a palette and/or a font, prefer using the local palette/font. If it was used to draw the widget in a different way, prefer having a subclass of this widget where you override the draw method.
  • deseriliaze() method is no longer virtual as it's only called from constructors.

Window

  • Add format_hint() setter and getter.
  • Add window_hint() setter and getter.

1.3

AnimationSequence

  • Add removeLast() method to remove the last sub animation from the sequence.
  • Add removeAt() method to remove the sub animation at the given position from the sequence.

ComboBox

  • Add default_size() setter and getter.

Image

  • Add keep_image_ratio() setter and getter.

SliderType

  • Add min_size_hint() getter.

TextBox

  • Add selection_forward() and selection_backward() method to extend the selection.

1.2

RangeValue

  • Rename min and max to start and end. The constraint to get max > min is removed.

SliderType

  • The constraint to get start > end is removed.
  • The origin_opposite flag is removed. As end can be greater than start, swap end and start instead of setting the origin_opposite flag.

ValueRangeWidget

  • The constraint to get start > end is removed.

ImageButton

  • Add keep_image_ratio() setter and getter. The keep image ratio state is set to true by default. When enabled, the image ratio is kept during the image auto scale operation.

ImageLabel

  • Add keep_image_ratio() setter and getter. The keep image ratio state is set to true by default. When enabled, the image ratio is kept during the image auto scale operation.

1.1

ComboBox

The changes about ComboBox are about providing a common interface with ListBox.

  • Rename remove() to remove_item().
  • Uses StringItem as item type instead of string.
    - combo->add_item("Item1");
    + combo->add_item(std::make_shared<egt::StringItem>("Item1"))
    auto s = combo->item_at(i);
    - if (s == "ok")
    + if (s->text() == "ok")
  • Add show() and hide() member functions.

ListBox

  • Restrict items to StringItem instead of Widgets.

StaticGrid

  • Add n_col() and n_row() member functions to get the number of columns and rows.
  • Add add() member functions taking a GridPoint as parameter instead of column and row. Prefer these new member functions to the older ones.
    - grid.add(button, 2, 1);
    + grid.add(button, egt::StaticGrid::GridPoint(2, 1));
  • Layout changes: the border of the widget is no longer used to space out cells. Remove the border parameter from the constructor and add horizontal/vertical_space getters and setters.
    - auto grid = make_shared<StaticGrid>(StaticGrid::GridSize(2, 2), 1);
    + auto grid = make_shared<StaticGrid>(StaticGrid::GridSize(2, 2));
    + instance->horizontal_space(1);
    + instance->vertical_space(1);

ImageButton/Label

  • Add auto_scale_image() setter and getter. The auto scale image state is set to true by default. When enabled, the image will be automatically scaled down to fit the box attributed by the align algorithm.