[sword-devel] Windows Frontend Name?

David Trotz (Integrity Online) sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 19 Apr 2001 13:28:30 -0700

I won't get a chance to see if it compiles on the standard edition until
next month when my break from computers is over. In the meantime, can you
recommend a good book on Borland C++ Builder 5 and VCL?

> > I love the Windows prototype Front-end! It addresses one of my main
> > complaints about the windows front end, and that is that the views are
> > locked in their places. I like the way this new front-end feels. I can
> > it is going to be very nice when it is done.
> Thanks.  I was trying to think of a new novel approach, and thought the
> 'AppBar' thing might be cool.  It works for dev tools like CBuilder.  I
> don't like never being able to find my child windows, that's why I added
> that tabs on the AppBar, and I don't like arranging MDI child windows,
> so I used dockable frames.
> > I am curious, I noticed the prototype is in the Builder 4 subdirectory.
> > that what you are using to work on this prototype? Are you using plain
> > Win32? Or are you using VCL that is provided with the Borland compiler?
> Actually, as of yesterday, there is a CBuilder5/prototype directory.
> And yes, I use VCL.  They do all the hard work for things like the dock
> window, etc.
> > The reason I ask is my wife just bought me the Borland Standard Suite.
It came
> > with Borland C++ Builder 5.0, Delphi 5.0 and JBuilder 4.0; $250 dollars
> > software for only $100. I might be able to help you with your prototype
> > summer, but I am a bit nervous using straight Win32. Either way (VCL or
> > Win32) I am willing to learn if you need help in that area.
> YES.  I would love help!  There is a project file named something like
> swordprj.bpg in the prototype directory.  Let me know if 'CBuilder 5
> Standard ed.' can open it and compile ok.  There's really alot of junk
> in there.  I grabbed current win32 GUI and hacked it all up, so don't
> get too discouraged.  If we like this UI approach, then we'll throw alot
> of this stuff out and do it right.