Its not so easy as that but I fixed things. The problem is that
toolbars, when they are floatable, need to be in a parent panel that
uses a BorderLayout.
Also, it looks like their floatable property needs to be set before
things are added to them.
During the course of a McV meeting we began wondering about making
ViewpointControls dockable, so I decided to look around the IDV sources.
I saw the various calls along the lines of "vpc.setFloatable(false)"
and that the various data members I could use to get access to
ViewPointControl.getToolBar() are protected, so I can't think of any
reason why I couldn't just write a plugin that grabs the current VPC
and enables floating/docking.
Does this assumption seem reasonable? Is there any reason that they
aren't already capable of doing this? I ask due to the images in
sections 4.3.1 and 4.3.2 of the user's guide looking like floating is
I have changed some of the toolbar handling code to fix the above
problems and use a property:
To determine whether toolbars are floatable.
The IDV should look&feel the same because the default is false.
Offtopic: Thanks for coming up to Madison to help us along! [I'm the
newly minted CS grad].
No problem. It was good to meet all of you.