[Qt-creator] Tab UI in Projects mode to TreeView

Ziller Eike Eike.Ziller at theqtcompany.com
Mon Aug 3 17:21:23 CEST 2015

> On Aug 3, 2015, at 4:48 PM, Kosjar Nikolai <Nikolai.Kosjar at theqtcompany.com> wrote:
> On 08/03/2015 02:46 PM, Ziller Eike wrote:
> > Qt Creator-style would possibly be to replace the top level tab bar (the project selection) with a combo box?
> This would add one extra click to switch the current/active project and to inspect how many and/or which projects are open. I can live with that.
> The remaining tab bar (Build & Run, Editor, ...) could still be too wide. So what do we do with that one?
> 1) ...transform it into a list view. However, I already have 7 entries there and this will be problematic for displays/resolutions with limited vertical space.
> 2) ...move the items to the corresponding projects in the combobox (as sub items). Disadvantages:
> a) To switch to another project, you would need to visually skip several sub items (Build & Run, Editor, ...) of the current project.
> b) If you switch to a concrete item of another project, e.g. ("Editor"), you would implicitly switch the project, too. This might be not that obvious.

Especially 2b) is also true for using a tree view, as long as the selected project in projects mode defines the startup project.

Eike Ziller, Senior Software Engineer - The Qt Company GmbH
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