Lessons from Themes
b.xavier at internet.lu
Thu Dec 2 09:32:28 CST 2004
That will certainly help out! Although I like to keep GUIs in their
most native form. And in the case of compact GUI like ControlsN2O
this is a hard to see factor...
I feel like I keep saying the emperor is naked without realizing
he's taking a bath ;))
Do you have a tutorial on profiles or know where I can dig it?
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> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of
> Chipp Walters
> Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 16:11
> To: How to use Revolution
> Subject: Re: Lessons from Themes
> There are indeed a number of cross-platform positioning
> issues as you describe. Though, I don't think of them as RR's
> fault or responsibility, as they do provide tools to manage
> it. Just check out 'profiles.' You can set the loc, width,
> height, (in fact any property) of a control and then move it
> on startup. It's not that hard.
> Also, as I'm sure many others have done, I have written my
> own positioning layout library with specific toggles for
> specific platforms.
> Lastly, there are a number of major cross platform
> applications who ignore the repective native platform GUI's
> in favor of their own custom versions. If you create a custom
> GUI with it's own tabs, buttons, etc., then you need only
> concern yourself with the font setting in fields (I like
> Tahoma, it seems fairly consistent across Mac and PC platforms).
> I hope this helps.
> xbury.cs at clearstream.com wrote:
> >>Note that this was discussed previously, and it is unlikely that a
> >>real "OS X" appearance will be possible under Windows, although you
> >>might think they could get close enough to at least deal
> with button
> >>border offsets, field offsets, etc...
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