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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RE: NOT a software Dev
by leos on Thu 22nd May 2008 04:02 UTC in reply to "NOT a software Dev"
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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"
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.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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RE[3]: NOT a software Dev
by TommyCarlier on Thu 22nd May 2008 13:27 in reply to "RE[2]: NOT a software Dev"
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I'm a C# developer and I use dynamic layout for all my user interfaces. I mostly use the TableLayoutPanel and the docking/anchoring system. One of the reasons why I think this is necessary is for people with different DPI-settings: all the controls get bigger and if you don't use dynamic layout, you get overlapping controls and an ugly (sometimes unusable) UI.

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