[Gtk-sharp-list] using Gnome.About
Mon, 08 Dec 2003 11:27:05 -0600
On Sun, 2003-12-07 at 12:59, jeroen wrote:
> It's normal for applications to only show 1 GnomeAbout dialog at a time.
> So selecting Help->About again, show only raise an existing dialog.
It is not normal for users to be launching an About dialog multiple
times in a session. About dialogs are copyright holders and vanity
mechanisms for developers, not a feature that users demand frequently.
The only thing I ever use them for is to check a version number if I
think I might need to upgrade.
Gnome.About is "show-once" by implementation. Trying to make it
something else is just not something worth spending time on, IMO.
> What's the proper way of doing this in C#/Gtk#?
Don't hold refs to Gnome.About. Create a new one each time it's
requested. Make it modal if you really think users would be tempted to
leave one laying around and you don't want duplicates.
Mike Kestner <email@example.com>