From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-12-12 19:07:18
From: Bill Klein <bill_at_[hidden]>
> There's another reason why some portable windowing class
> libraries have not caught on.
> Does your toolkit provide support for standard controls
> (buttons, menus, etc)? From what you're saying (correct
> me if I'm wrong), it sounds like you provide lower level
> drawing functions only and expect control classes to be
> written on top of these. My issue with libraries that
> take this path is that they lose the native platform's
> look and feel. If they try to get it to behave the same
> as the controls native to the platform, it usually ends
> up even worse...
I believe that the Java team started out trying to use
the native controls, and found that they could not get
consistent cross-platform that way, so they switched
to low level drawing.
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