Re: Bonobo control vs. widget

Hi Benjamin,
	I was pretty confused about all this at first too, so I wrote
a short doc on how it works - its more a simple explanation of how the
embedding works rather than a tutorial or anything.

	Its in the bonoboui tarballs or here:


On Sun, 6 Oct 2002, Benjamin Greiner wrote:

> Hi list,
> I'm confused with some Bonobo ideas, i.e. the difference between a
> BonoboControl and a BonoboWidget and that between a BonoboControl and a
> Bonobo_Control.
> I've been fooling around with Bonobo yesterday. Since I found no current
> documentation or complete reference, I figured eog would be good to look
> into a bit.
> Bear with me if I use MS terms in the following, I've played with OLE...
> So I wrote the following:
> icontrol = bonobo_get_object (EOG_VIEWER_CONTROL_IID, "Bonobo/Control", &ev);
> like eog-shell does. I called it "icontrol" because I figured
> Bonobo_Control was an interface, but it started feeling kind of wrong
> after a while.
> First, I placed the Control inside my BonoboWindow like eog does,
> with bonobo_control_frame_bind_to_control() etc. Worked fine and I even
> had an eog toolbar and textless but clickable (?) menu in my UI.
> Then, for some exercise, I replaced the controlframe stuff with
> bonobo_widget_new_control_from_objref() and box_packed that. Still worked
> fine, but got me no menu and toolbar this time. So my questions are:
> - Why does the ControlFrame procedure give me UI but not the Widget one?
> - When do I have to bonobo_object_unref()? After every BONOBO_OBJREF?
> - What's a good resource to read up on the current Bonobo mechanisms?
> Everything I found was either incomplete or outdated (i.e. didn't even
> compile).
> I hope somebody will take the time to answer my questions. Many thanks
> in advance.
> Benjamin
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