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Paul Squires

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Short 15 second visual designer video clip
« on: August 31, 2017, 08:31:46 PM »

Just a short clip that shows the design form being resized. It is nice to now have the opportunity to re-code a visual designer so many years after FireFly was written. Code is a lot cleaner and easier to use and understand now. Of note is that now the grab handles are no longer windows. They are dynamically calculated and drawn onto the screen during the WM_PAINT message handler. This will eventually eliminate the issue whereby if you have many, many, controls on screen and attempt to move a selected group of them that the screen would lag having to refresh not only the controls themselves but also all of the grab handle windows.

https://youtu.be/xSPo3dASwDU

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Re: Short 15 second visual designer video clip
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 08:58:42 PM »

With the Web Browser class it will be very easy to display videos in the editor.

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Re: Short 15 second visual designer video clip
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 09:03:30 PM »

I certainly haven't forgotten the use for an embedded web browser :) :) :)
I have long planned of creating a series of tutorial videos that explain how to use the editor and now eventually the visual designer. I would have a separate Help Centre that contains the whole list of tutorials and they can be viewed directly from within the ditor via your web browser code. That would be awesome.
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Re: Short 15 second visual designer video clip
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 02:42:25 PM »

You should add a LIKE button on that clip.
 ;D
Great stuff, can't wait!!!!
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