[Loadstone] usage of loadstone for non-blind user - problems when visualising some screens

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Mar 17 04:42:58 GMT 2009


Symbian has all this in a program's resource file as well. Nothing about the 
dialog's coordinates thoe. You just set up what you want displayed and it's 
supposed to handle it propperly. There are various flags and options thoe 
but sometimes they just aren't well documented.

On Tue, 17 Mar 2009, Pranav Lal wrote:

> Hi Shawn,
>
> Returning to the original problem of the poster, could we look at adjusting
> the coordinates of some of the dialogue boxes? I am not familiar with
> Symbian C++ but when I used to code in Visual C++, there used to be a
> resource editor which would allow me to position my controls in a dialogue
> box. If Symbian C++ has something similar, all you will probably need to do
> is to reposition some of the controls.
>
> Also, you would need to take into account screen resolution so, you need to
> have some kind of code in their which would size the dialogue box correctly
> based on different display resolutions.
>
> Pranav
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn Kirkpatrick
> Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 6:47 AM
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] usage of loadstone for non-blind user - problems
> when visualising some screens
>
> This isn't quite the visualization we're talking about. It's the layout of
> some screens that people are wondering about. There'll most likely never be
> any kind of graphic map output unless someone sighted wants to write that
> part of the code.
>
> On Thu, 12 Mar 2009, Gianfranco Giudice wrote:
>
>> Hello
>>
>> I could imaging a simple line that connects all visible points with each
>> other, e.g. in exploration mode.
>>
>> Gian
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn
> Kirkpatrick
>> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 9:51 PM
>> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] usage of loadstone for non-blind user - problems
>> when visualising some screens
>>
>> This is one area of loadstone we probably need to work on. As all the
>> developers are blind we haven't given much thought to the visual layout.
> We
>> do need reports from people who can see the screen as to what it's doing.
> As
>>
>> for a solution to the problem you reported, I'm not sure.
>>
>> On Thu, 12 Mar 2009, Carmen Santoro wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>> I am using loadstone-gps as a non-blind user and I have found some
>> problems
>>> with layout visualisation of a few screens of the application.
>>> For instance, in the screen where the user is able to enter the
>> coordinates
>>> of a new point the fields in the page appear as kinda they overlap each
>>> other.... did anybody experience the same  problem?
>>> Do you have any idea about what a possible solution could be?
>>>
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>> Carmen
>>>
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