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Meeting Minutes

Weekly Meeting Virtual User Interface (VUI) Team


March 07th 2002


10:00h, MEST


Cupertino, eham-02


Hans-Peter Burow (PB)
Gunnar Timm (GT)
Christian Jansen (CJ)
Daniel Rentz (DR)
Oliver Specht (OS)
Frank Schönheit (FS)

Minute Taker

OS (next:FS, PB, DR,GT, CL, OS)

Distribution List

Table of Contents

1 Action Items

2 Round table

1 Action Items




Create a concept of Common UI factory design



Add a SetModeBitmap method to all controls in VCL that have a bitmap


In progress

Toolboxes in dialogs must get the correct image list set (standard/high contrast)

All ui developers

In progress1

High Contrast mode (HC mode) for Listboxes, Treelistboxes and Browseboxes must be handled where used with bitmaps

All ui developers

In progress 1

Calling SetModeBitmap for all dialog controls with bitmaps

All ui developers

In progress1

Implement a method for images that do color replacement for images and image lists



Add a new paintflag for painting images with color replacement



Add a method to the color class to see if the colors luminance is below a fixed value


In progress

Check context menu handling



1: These items are waiting for the implementation of the interfaces to set bitmaps/image list for high contrast mode and the creation of high contrast ready bitmaps

2 Round table

It has been decided to assign the implementation of the accessibility support for the BrowseBox to DR.

FS brought up the topic of the right mouse button handling. Currently the context menu applies to the selection available prior to the right mouse button click. At least one exception exists in the file dialog where the right click also changes the selection. CJ will check the handling of context menus in different window managers (after his vacation until March, 15th).

CJ pointed to the Renewed document preview proposal (can be found at It is about keyboard handling, use of icons, and the mark of the selection. FS brought up the question of zooming into the preview in writer which is currently unable to show parts of a page zoomed in.

CJ also pointed to the Custom colors proposal (can be found at OS stated that it is not yet decided who will implement the dialog and the configuration entries for the relating task.

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