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From: brock (brock.peabody_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-09 10:20:47

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob & Lori" <Rob.Lori_at_[hidden]>
To: "Boost mailing list" <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 9:05 AM
Subject: Re: [boost] Re: UI++ [was: GUI sublanguage;Re: GUI/GDI


> >I think that's a *good* thing. Why doesn't the OS let you change
> >it? We'll use whatever excuse they're using. ;>
> >
> >
> Well, Win32, for example, allows you to change this, but it requires you
> handling much of the drawing of the control manually. There has been
> many times in my job that I've needed to tweak the way a control works
> to fit our project better. But if we just use native GUI controls then
> users will be unable to modify this unless they dig down into the
> platform specific GUI code. But then of course this makes the that GUI
> control platform specific!

It depends on what you need to change. Hopefully our library can allow you
to do simple things like changing the color of a button (which requires
manual drawing in Win32). What types of things do you usually need to


> Sigh, it sounds like pretty much everyone is of this same opinion. Sure
> it makes a nice C++ interface, but it doesn't allow much extensibility,

You're right, but we can't succeed if we try to do everything at once. The
best we can do is make it easy to add in more features later. Like one of
us said (maybe me?) in an earlier thread, you won't be able to write Excel
with this library :) (yet).


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