A library to manage snappy dragging & sticking of frames across multiple mods.
LibStickyFrames-2.0 vs LibStickyFrames-1.0
- Complete API Change
- Insets are taken into account when checking overlapping.
- Overlays are created by the mod and recycled when not in use
- Grouping can be added, it's potentially very powerful yet can be very simple
- Overlays are coloured based on whether the frames are enabled or not, hidden or can be attached to when being dragged
- Callbacks is moved to CallbackHandler-1.0
- Callback for clicking on an overlay which allows the mod to decide whether to enable, disable or hide as well as other things
- Assuming the frame is anchored, when insets are updated the positioning of the frame is updated along with any frames attached to it
- Shows hidden frames temprarily when the sticky group is set and hides them when the sticky group is unset.
Many mods have invisible display areas or otherwise draggable frames that I need to lay out in my UI so that they do not overlap & thus can exist in harmony. All mods with such frames will one day use this lib to accomplish the following:
- When I start dragging a bar around in Bartender3 or AutoBar, or the raid warnings frames from Deadly Boss Mods, BigWigs or other display frames from Quartz, SCT, etc. then all these frames go green & red and so on & I can see exactly where I can drag to & thus snap to or stick to so I can lay out my interface with or without overlap as I desire.
- Once the sticking code goes in it is even more beautiful since I can just drag a few frames around at that point without destroying my careful layout or getting hosed with a ui scale change...
- Since the dragging interface is standard, I am not uselessly trying ctrl-alt-shift-left&right-button drag just to move some frame around.
- All these hard to access frames suddenly become easily accesible.
- A consistent drag experience across implementing mods.
- Snapping & sticking to all registered frames + select Blizzard frames.
- Visibility & Labeling of all frames of interest while dragging (except for the Blizzard frames?)
- Private Clusters
- Private Clusters stick only to themselves.
- Private Clusters have a supplied or calculated clusterFrame which participates in general sticking.
- Grouped Frames
- Groups of frames that are stuck together can be dragged by dragging any member of the group
- Consistent interface for all these operations, including modifier keys for sticking or not snapping or unsticking etc.
- Make frame snapping more intelligent
Origin of the Species
This is based on code from:
StickyFrames by Cladhaire.
LegoBlock by Tekkub & JoshBorke.
FlyPaper by Tuller.
All teleported together into the BrindleFly thing otherwise know as LibStickyFrames by Toadkiller.
And enhanced by Sorata.
- Date created
- May 13, 2008
- Last update
- Sep 07, 2009
- Development stage
- Public Domain
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