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Outlook Bar wxWidget - Discovery

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:18 am
by NinjaNL
Since I am the one who requested the renaming, I guess I should be the one to start the ball rolling.

Have you ever wanted to have an Outlook type of dialog?Image This free component offers that.

"This class is derived from wxDialog. It offers an outlook like dialog and manages any number of 'dialog pages' via an icon panel instead of riders that are used in wxNotebook."

Source code is provided as well as a demo program.

If it sounds interesting check out the site. http://www.iftools.com/awx.en.html

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:33 am
by Guest
It's exactly what I wanted in my app, and someone already made it! Awesome discovery, NinjaNL!

Thank you very, very, very much for letting us know about this cool class! :D

Greets

Re: Outlook Bar wxWidget - Discovery

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:22 pm
by ABX
NinjaNL wrote:"(...) and manages any number of 'dialog pages' via an icon panel (...)"
Just a warning that while dialog idea itself is a nice thing, AFAIK its source code does duplicate code of the new control of wxWidgets 2.5.X called wxListbook. Try the notebook sample in 2.5.4 and switch bettwen types of books: wxNotebook, wxListbook, wxChoicebook.

ABX

Re: Outlook Bar wxWidget - Discovery

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:48 pm
by NinjaNL
ABX wrote:AFAIK its source code does duplicate code of the new control of wxWidgets 2.5.X called wxListbook
Probably, but that doesn't detract from the fact that some are unaware of the new control, and I liked the look of this.

In several threads, mention has been made to components that I personally had no idea existed, and I assumed that that was also the case for others. Should a component be "incorporated" into wxWidgets distribution, then all the better (if I remember correctly even the wxFoldPanelBar started out as a component Jorg wrote, and offered to the community before it was included into the distribution).

The purpose of the change in the name of this forum was simply so that should anyone come across a component written using/for wxWidgets they could mention it here, what others use this information for is of course up to them.

Re: Outlook Bar wxWidget - Discovery

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:57 pm
by ABX
NinjaNL wrote:
ABX wrote:AFAIK its source code does duplicate code of the new control of wxWidgets 2.5.X called wxListbook
Probably, but that doesn't detract from the fact that some are unaware of the new control, and I liked the look of this.
Sorry if that could be taken that way. Idea of my warning was that once somebody would be interested in taking this dialog into his application, he could take the effort of improving it by using wxListbook which I expect to be more and widely tested due to fact of being included in wxWidgets itself. I wanted to provide hint for improving it rather than decpreciate its importance. Hope that makes it clear :-)

ABX

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:59 pm
by Jorg
Even when people have already seen it, I find it a great idea to just mention them here. Sometimes people use the search function and come across stuff which was otherwise never mentioned, even maybe known by a lot of people. Newcomers do not know the channels, and I am happy to contribute to that ;-)

And yes, I need to relearn how I created wxFoldPanelBar and see if I can improve it one day ;-)

Right now I am battling memleaks in my new component. I strongly suspect a bug in wxArray but I cannot confirm it before I ruled out all of my own errors..

- Jorgen

Re: Outlook Bar wxWidget - Discovery

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:07 pm
by NinjaNL
ABX wrote:Idea of my warning ... effort of improving it by using wxListbook... :)

I'm with you there :D