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=== Work Area ===
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The goal of Picasso is to provide a utility to help UI debugging. Picasso does this by painting the workbench in a way to aid debugging.
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See https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=513366
 
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=== Developers ===
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* Chris Aniszczyk
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* Simon Archer
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=== Plug-ins ===
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* [http://dev.eclipse.org/viewcvs/index.cgi/pde-incubator/picasso/plugins/org.eclipse.pde.picasso/ org.eclipse.pde.picasso]
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=== Painting with Picasso ===
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To use Picasso, simply check it out of CVS and then launch with the tracing options enabled:
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[[Image:Picasso.png]]
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=== Tips ===
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By painting the workbench with Picasso you can easily spot layout issues such as:
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* Unnecessary margin padding on <code>Composite</code> widgets.  This is typically caused by using <code>GridLayout</code> and not setting the <code>marginWidth</code> and <code>marginHeight</code> fields to <code>0</code>.
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* Radio buttons and checkboxes that stretch to consume all avaiable horzontal whitespace. This results in the whitespace to the right of the label being clickable. Doing this can result in the user accidentally selecting a radio button or toggling a checkbox by simply giving focus to the UI.  As with push buttons, radio buttons and checkboxes (they're buttons too) should generally not stretch.
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* Inappropriate stretching and whitespace consumption.
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Latest revision as of 13:49, 1 December 2017

This page is out-of-data, Picasso has been migrated to PDE

See https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=513366

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