wxWidgets could really use a help as good as this

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wxWidgets could really use a help as good as this

Post by Jorg » Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:10 am

For a good overview screen:

http://www.delphibasics.co.uk/index.html

For every function a generic layout like this:

http://www.delphibasics.co.uk/RTL.asp?N ... ompareText

If the wxWidgets team could (ab)use the Wiki for this, people could help improving the help. IMHO the LaTex help is simply not cutting it.

Not to step on anyone's toes, I simply wanted to share it..

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Post by Ryan Norton » Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:20 am

Neato - but you need like a 1600x1600 resolution to view that without side scrolling
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Post by lowjoel » Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:43 pm

IMHO the wx site DESPERATELY needs a new layout - the current one is, i must admit, cluttered and Frames arent friendly to some browsers (i personally loathe frames), and the documentation doesn't have some handy functions (like search, which i managed to compensate (slightly) with my firefox search bar thingo)

but ohwell, no one has the time to do that...

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Post by leio » Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:24 pm

lowjoel wrote:IMHO the wx site DESPERATELY needs a new layout - the current one is, i must admit, cluttered and Frames arent friendly to some browsers (i personally loathe frames), and the documentation doesn't have some handy functions (like search, which i managed to compensate (slightly) with my firefox search bar thingo)

but ohwell, no one has the time to do that...
There is an ongoing discussion about this on the wx-discuss mailing list.
Feel free to ring in with constructive suggestions and ideas! (the beginning of the thread was on wx-dev)
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Post by Jorg » Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:31 pm

Yeah I just wanted to say that there was a thread about a new site. And someone already made a mock-up with a more "community feeling" where people could post news, releases and would be able to search through the site more easily.

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Post by AkiraDev » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:31 pm

leio wrote:
lowjoel wrote:IMHO the wx site DESPERATELY needs a new layout - the current one is, i must admit, cluttered and Frames arent friendly to some browsers (i personally loathe frames), and the documentation doesn't have some handy functions (like search, which i managed to compensate (slightly) with my firefox search bar thingo)

but ohwell, no one has the time to do that...
There is an ongoing discussion about this on the wx-discuss mailing list.
Feel free to ring in with constructive suggestions and ideas! (the beginning of the thread was on wx-dev)
Wasn't there an ongoing conversion of the documentation to XML format? This being the case, a lot of flexibility is to be gained, and one can then easily change the web documentation layout.
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Post by qgranfor » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:32 pm

That delphi help site is pretty sweet. I like how it shows example code for command. That would help alot for a begining wxWidgets programmer like myself.

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Post by Ryan Norton » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:53 pm

qgranfor wrote:That delphi help site is pretty sweet. I like how it shows example code for command. That would help alot for a begining wxWidgets programmer like myself.
This proposal has been turned down many times (including ones by me) on wx-dev, so I don't expect this to happen in my lifetime, unfortunately.
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Post by lowjoel » Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:17 am

because of the samples xdistributed with the package...

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