AltME: R3-GUI

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Pekr
basic gui elements, plus events, chaining, updates, resizing ...
DocKimbel
I never had much trouble building any app I envisioned with R2/VID, it was flexible-enough to me.
Henrik
R3-GUI was developed in a purpose driven manner with some specific apps in mind. That's why for example the table widget is rather complex, because the app needed said features for the table.
also there's some support directly in layout to connect forms to databases.
DocKimbel
We had a few resizing libraries since more than a decade for R2, just not included by default in the View distro. I even wrote my own one and used it in many apps.
Pekr
I really liked Carl's demo - simple, elegant, juicy colors ... and I am still admiring, how VID code could look nice ... You can give it a try, just type - demo
http://2zone.cz/pekr/r3-a97-3-1.exe
DocKimbel
Thanks for the link.
Pekr
Saphirion's executables have demo too, IIRC?
DocKimbel
No resizing support in Carl's demo...
I played with Saphirion's demo earlier today.
Henrik
Resizing was changed from Carl's model.
Pekr
it resizes. But Carl marked it as needing an improvement. Resizing is one part, which was rewritten by Ladislav
He kind of put an academic precision into it, but also complicated it a bit - you have multiple containers to consider, called panels ...
DocKimbel
Why Saphirion chose to drop Carl's reactors? Couldn't they be improved to cover more business-oriented needs?
Pekr
They did not find them flexible enough ...
Robert
Doc, it's more a "philosophical" point what everyone understands by "maintainable" and "big business applications" overall I think it has more features, can be better extended, uses the same concepts over and over again, is much more explicit (which results in more to type).
Pekr
but then your VID code is ugly ridden with 'on-action keyword, or something like that ...
Henrik
R3-GUI also contains ways to easily test your GUI, which is very valuable.
DocKimbel
"it resizes." No widget resizing here when I resize the window (in Carl's version).
Pekr
I think that R3 GUI model is good, maybe we could "just" switch it to native instead than AGG, but AGG is just so much better than Win32 GDI, just not accelerated, but nor is typical Win32 app?
Robert
We could but for what? For B2B apps, no need.

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