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icon6.gif  UxTheme Support [message #14] Mon, 21 November 2005 05:41 Go to next message
adkiller is currently offline  adkiller
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I would like to thank the UPP developers for their efforts. I am a windows developer and would like to know:

Are there any plans to implement true XP Themes support?
What is the concensus on using native Win32 widgets?

Been thinking of using Qt. But I like your license better.

Thanks
-Ad
Re: UxTheme Support [message #15 is a reply to message #14] Mon, 21 November 2005 05:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
fudadmin is currently offline  fudadmin
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As far as I know:

Development plan
Next release
U++ library

Chameleon technology (skins, improved OS specific look&feel)

Client-side draw (codename needed Smile
more:
http://upp.sourceforge.net/www$uppweb$Roadmap$en-us.html
Re: UxTheme Support [message #20 is a reply to message #14] Mon, 21 November 2005 09:53 Go to previous message
mirek is currently offline  mirek
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We cannot use native widgets because of RAD. Using existing interfaces would spoiled most of U++ effectivness. And they cannot be easily encapsulated as well.

Anyway, I agree this is a problem. What we can try is to emulate them to the point where differences are not noticeable and we are ready to do so (I believe, Swing does the same thing).

Actually, we plan to be more native than usual by detecting Gnome/KDE and adapting look by running environment/theme Smile
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