Linked by vermaden on Wed 21st May 2008 19:28 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces How would I describe today's GUIs? A mess. -- A mess that grew as new features were needed, with lack of proper design, with a desire to keep backward compatibility, and with tools from the past trying to achieve future needs. I propose a new design philosophy for GUIs. We'll call it Vermaden's GUI. Note: This is the latest entry in our 2008 article contest.
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NOT a software Dev
by SoloDeveloper on Thu 22nd May 2008 02:15 UTC
SoloDeveloper
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2008-03-16

Wow. ok, first of all, get either VB6 or VB.NET, it is the world's most used RAD IDE. Then try to do so like how you said.

It CAN be cone, it just comes down to someone creating new user controls to those specifications.

and i have bad news for him. he thinks that he is right, but every other developer out there also thinks the same thing.

So the good news is, it is a good idea.
the bad news is, no body gives a damn enough to put the time in to making new controls.

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RE: NOT a software Dev
by leos on Thu 22nd May 2008 04:02 in reply to "NOT a software Dev"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Wow. ok, first of all, get either VB6 or VB.NET, it is the world's most used RAD IDE. Then try to do so like how you said.


Yep. That's because VB is a truly awful way to make GUIs. Yes you can make them quickly, but they will suck too many ways to describe. The lack of layouts is a huge one. Every other toolkit has those though, so unless you're insane, you've got lots of choices that support doing UIs with layouts.

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RE[2]: NOT a software Dev
by TLZ_ on Thu 22nd May 2008 11:35 in reply to "RE: NOT a software Dev"
TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

.NET(and thus VB.NET) have a implementation of panels and seperators so it's completeley possible to use it.

However: it's not forced, and VB.NET being a RAD-tool and I'm not really sure if anyone actually bothers using it.

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