Form designer

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Charlie
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Re: Form designer

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G'day all,

Just giving this thread a wee "+1" to keep it on the radar.

I just installed the PureBasic (for linux) demo on my Chromebook, and that's not so bad at form designing for Spider Basic.

It is just a little clunky. I can't run PureBasic gui apps on the Chromebook (I get some kind of "X11" complaint.)

If PureBasic's Form Designer could be tweaked and included right in Spider Basic, that would be awesome.

Well, other burning priorities first. Form building in PureBasic is an okay hack at the moment.

Cheers and best regards !
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Re: Form designer

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Possibly interesting: Form files (.pbf) can already be opened in SpiderBasic and existing gadgets can be modified a bit.

I know, it's not very helpful, but I've found that out since a while and didn't want to leave it unmentioned. :mrgreen:
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Re: Form designer

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Sicro wrote:I [...] didn't want to leave it unmentioned. :mrgreen:
Doppelt gemoppelt hält besser. ;)
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Re: Form designer

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No, I mean this:
  • File => Open.... => File.pbf
    or
  • $ spiderbasic File.pbf
In the SpiderBasic IDE, the hidden Form Designer is then opened.
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Re: Form designer

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Sicro wrote:the hidden Form Designer is then opened.
:shock:

oh, i didn't know that yet. Thanks for the hint!

(it's a pity that the property list isn't opened too.)

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Re: Form designer

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It's not properly tested so use it at your own risk.
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Re: Form designer

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G'day all,

Aside: My SpiderBasic hobby-coding machine is a Linux(Beta)-enabled Chromebook, so living la vida loca in a Linux-software world!

Being a career SQLWindows guy (aka "Gupta Team Developer", now owned by OpenText), I am finding myself always continuously frustrated by a lack of a visual designer for forms.

Now, I'm kind of thinking: it doesn't matter, because I've found what I consider to be the best visual designer for a Rapid Application Development mindset: Kexi.

I tend to lean towards database application development, so I rather enjoy designing database tables and related forms in conjunction and without much fuss/muss. Kexi is pretty dead simple like Microsoft Access. No muss no fuss sweet spot: check.

By default, Kexi works with Sqlite. SpiderBasic works with Sqlite. Woohoo!

Forms built in Kexi are saved in the same Sqlite database as data. Now this old sponge o' mine is thinking: surely, a SpiderBasic application can make use of the form designs saved in the Sqlite database for creation of SpiderBasic windows and gadgets.

BTW: I tend to suffer from intertwingulitis. (i.e. I tend to see everything as interconnected/intertwingled) So not quite enough that I've got a "RAD" approach with SpiderBasic + Kexi simmering in me sponge, I've also got Object-Oriented / Event-Programming (à la SQLWindows) simmering on one of the burners simultaneously.

BTW2: Now, all other little projects, started but ignored for a bit (because of frustration trying to wedge my square peg SQLWindows mindset into a SpiderBasic round hole, and because of way too many interests: SQUIRREL!!!) are going to wind up in this massive catch-all project of mine ... i.e. a SpiderBasic RAD database application development suite of tools and approach. That's a mouthful ...



This very excited rambling brought to you by me.

Stay tuned !!!
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