GUI builders considered harmful
mwm at mired.org
Mon Jun 6 02:31:38 CEST 2005
Bruce Stephens <bruce+usenet at cenderis.demon.co.uk> writes:
> Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> writes:
>> The first, and most obvious, thing that GUI builders do is force the
>> developer to specify an exact position - if not size - for the
>> graphical elements of the UI.
> They do? I don't remember them doing that. I just downloaded SpecTcl
> (a oldish example) just to check, and that doesn't. I presume more
> recent ones work no less well?
> I seem to remember that the GUI builder in Visual Studio didn't seem
> to be particularly sane (I couldn't seem to work out how to get a
> dialog to resize appropriately to accommodate different font sizes,
> for example), but I assumed that was just me failing to understand
In my experience, they do. But as noted, my experience is limited.
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
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