GSoC: Readable Redesign, Documentation Cards

Following the previously devised plan, I worked on the design of the documentation card, making it more readable. The main concept stayed the same, using the GtkPopover to display the small card with input and output types of the function on hover.

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If needed giving more information about the function by clicking “Show more”.

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The styling is done by using the Pango text markup language, since it can be inserted in GtkLabel using function gtk_label_set_markup (). Also you can notice direct access to the documentation on the bottom of the card.

The current implementation of documentation can be found here. Any feedback will be appreciated.

So what next? Next task at hand is making the support of providing documentation open for extension by making Devhelp just one of the possible provider of information.  By detaching the documentation support from Devhelp more features will be able to use the information (such as autocomplete) and in the future more provider of documentation information can be added.


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