Linked by Joost van der Sluis on Mon 10th Sep 2007 16:03 UTC
General Development Recently, Free Pascal (FPC) version 2.2.0 was released. This open source Pascal compiler has - since its initial release in 1993 - grown to be one of the most sophisticated open source compilers available today. Daily, more programmers discover FPC and develop their applications in Object Pascal. Specifically, the development of Lazarus has contributed to this phenomenon: Lazarus is a graphical open source IDE for FPC, with an extensive tool kit to design graphical (GUI) applications.
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RE: How good is Lazarus/FPC?
by fbarns on Mon 10th Sep 2007 22:10 UTC in reply to "How good is Lazarus/FPC?"
fbarns
Member since:
2007-09-10

Delphi uses anchors for sizeable dialogs. This feature has been introduced even before Delphi 7. BTW, .Net uses the same concept just with a different name ("dock"). This concept is really easy and powerful.

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FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

Oh wow, I didn't know that. Thanks a lot. ;)

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RE[2]: How good is Lazarus/FPC?
by memson on Tue 11th Sep 2007 09:44 in reply to "RE: How good is Lazarus/FPC?"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

> Delphi uses anchors for sizeable dialogs

Correct. It also has the "align" property, and has so since version 1. It is a bit unweildy (just as it can be with any resizable container that is aligned to a specific "area" of another container), but it's workable.

> .Net uses the same concept just with a different name ("dock").

Wrong. This is called "anchor" in dotNet. It works exactly as the Delphi version does too.

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