Bug 74240 - VCL does not include a segmented control
Summary: VCL does not include a segmented control
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: graphics stack (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Button-Controls
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Reported: 2014-01-30 17:57 UTC by Tin Man
Modified: 2019-08-30 08:12 UTC (History)
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Description Tin Man 2014-01-30 17:57:01 UTC
The segmented control is used to group like buttons together.
The control is native to Mac OS X [1] and seems to be native to GTK+ 3 as well [2], being used for e.g. navigation buttons in Nautilus [3]. For Qt, see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3610234/create-capsule-style-toolbar-controls-in-qt . Windows don't seem to offer a native control, but Microsoft still uses it in e.g. Office 2007 [4].

This kind of control is important for visually grouping related commands [3][5]
as well as separating tabs from content area when appropriate [6], and is key to furthering LibreOffice's UX.

[1] https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/userexperience/conceptual/applehiguidelines/Controls/Controls.html
[2] I'm not exactly sure what GTK+ 3 offers. Buttons that are part of the "inline-toolbar" class (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9855671/python-gtk3-treeview-buttons) display this way, as does GtkStackSwitcher.
[3] https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/Nautilus-3.10.0.png
[4] http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-mvkf0zdGLY/TVAqGbwwJzI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/iBpm-acRL0E/s1600/Word2007.png
[5] http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/030/2/3/writer_concept_by_spiceofdesign-d5t9wcs.png
[6] Such as in https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/5/5a/Impress-tabs.png from the UX guidelines -- https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Design/Guidelines
Comment 1 Jorendc 2014-07-16 20:51:33 UTC
Valid enhancement request -> NEW.
Comment 2 Chris Sherlock 2017-07-07 09:45:36 UTC
This appears to be very similar to notebookbar.
Comment 3 andreas_k 2019-08-30 05:10:03 UTC
I also think this is notebookbar which is available.
Comment 4 Thomas Lendo 2019-08-30 08:12:39 UTC
I doubt this is fixed. Andreas, I only wanted to point out that this also is interesting for Notebookbars.