[Lazarus] MDI implementation

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 08:24:33 CET 2011

On 17/11/2011, zeljko <zeljko at ...> wrote:
> What are you talking about ?

An earlier post (from somebody else) said that LCL MDI support is only
implemented in Win32 and Qt. All other platforms are not supported
because their native widgetsets don't have something like MDI built
in. LCL only wants to use "native MDI". Thus LCL is a bit screwed
because now you have a cross platform LCL, but not all features of LCL
work on all platforms. Now the application developer is f**ked because
he needs to keep checking which features work on which platforms.
Oops! Totally defeating the point of a "cross platform development
framework" don't you think.

And now it's really funny. I got such a lot of sh*t from many lazarus
developers about my custom drawn toolkit and how wrong that it
compared to Lazarus "native" toolkit. Yet now somebody is working on
implementing a custom drawn widgetset backend in the LCL. How ironic!

  - Graeme -

fpGUI - a cross-platform Free Pascal GUI toolkit

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