Introducing you Dash – File Browser Project by DanRabbit

This isn’t a mockup. It’s a GTK# app, that Dan is working on.. very slowly. The view is drawn completely with Cairo.

It’s not the best quality code in the world, but I’m learning”

If you want to check out the code, pop open a terminal and type “bzr branch lp:~elementaryart/+junk/Dash”


Okay, so I haven’t made many visible changes, but here goes. The blue and green squares have been replaced by file and folder icons loaded from your theme. At the moment this is still boolean, more specifically, it won’t show different icons for different files types. Under the hood, I’ve been code cleaning. There’s now a nice method for drawing icons onto the grid, not a bunch of duplicate and sloppy code.

So, next couple things to do:
1. Center labels on icons.
2. Get icons based on file type.
3. Add a toggle to view hidden items.

Big Bugs:
1. The cairo view isn’t scrollable.
2. files with really long names don’t get elipsized.

So I recommend you to keep an eye on that app, and everyone who can help with C# is invited to.

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