Everything good about Python except GUI IDE?

Dietmar Schwertberger maillist at schwertberger.de
Sun Feb 28 14:09:51 EST 2016


On 28.02.2016 19:47, mm0fmf wrote:
> I'm no C# expert but I inherited the support of some C# projects. One 
> uses a form to hold the UI objects. When the program is loaded in VS, 
> you see the form and you can drag and drop objects to the form and 
> edit the object properties (text, font, colours etc.). The result of 
> your visual work is rendered in the C# source with some code folding 
> options. If you don't click the folds in the editor you don't get to 
> see that the form editor generates the C# code you need to call to 
> generate the objects. There are suitable comments through the 
> generated code warning you not to edit it as it is regenerated etc.
>
> The result is you use a visual tool to generate the boiler plate code. 
> Knowing MS tools I'd be very suprised if the same idea is not used in 
> VB. Somewhere there will be a text file with the VB boilerplate code 
> to generate the form. 
The VB 6 setup was different. GUI editor, IDE and runtime were tightly 
integrated.
In VB 6, you don't see such boiler plate code. You only see the form, 
the textual representation of the form and the code that you enter into 
the event handlers etc. The form is then rendered by the VB runtime.
But what you outlined for C# is probably the way that the ideal Python 
GUI editor would go. When you think about how a RAD tool could look like 
and how to integrate with IDEs, you automatically come to such a setup 
with comments as markers/separators for the automatically generated code.

Regards,

Dietmar


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