[lazarus] glade better than I thought

Baeseman, Cliff Cliff.Baeseman at greenheck.com
Wed Apr 26 09:47:23 EDT 2000

When making modifications I am just placing a comment above the mod that
with /*lazarus  my comments*/ this allows me to grep the files for the
changes. Mostly I am
just disabling stuff that does not apply. Like Marc had mentioned the event
thing worries me since the original is geared towards C. I will try to add a
event panel this evening to the object inspector and generate the event
structure to the xml file. The GLADE ide is coded very clean and should be a
easy task.

I am still not totally commited to it but it sure does look like a very
promising deal. As for layout I do not think there will be any difference in
the generated code and what you see on screen.


-----Original Message-----
From: Shane Miller [mailto:SMiller1 at stvgb.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 7:03 AM
To: lazarus at miraclec.com
Subject: Re: [lazarus] glade better than I thought

Can you post your glade code conversion somewhere for me to look at.  I
never looked at glade and I would be interested in seeing how you are
converting it.  I assume the modifications are going to force us to store
our version along with our code.  Therefore, simply update the cvs tree with
a sub directory so I can view the code.....


>>> vbman at pcpros.net 04/25/00 11:11PM >>>
Ok it looks even better than I had originally thought. First of all the
component names are wrong luckily they are easy to change in glade. I will
remove the ones that do not pertain an change the names to reflect our
components. Glade takes a project file in our case it will be the lfm as a
command line argument.

My plan it to create a TDesigner object that is going to wrap the load call
glade. When a form is selected this object will create a LFM  in xml and
launch the modified glade against it. This should make things look very
seemless. Glade is going to continue to run as it's own process and in the
time TDesigner will monitor the file for any changes. If a change occurs it
parse the contents probably with the xmlparser I posted a few weeks ago and
update the pp unit and raise a changed event so that the editor can reload

The only reason I am going to use the xml parser I wrote is that it is event
driven and ideal for this type of job. The parser will just use a state
internal to load the file definition into a source accumulator.

Like I said the only problem is that the IDE is not going to be exactly like
delphi because the pallet will be seperated from the top toolbar. Frankly I
not care about that as long as we still have full functionalitly. 

At some late time we can always replace TDesigner with a Lazarus built one.


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