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Bruce Huber

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FireFly and WinFBX?
« on: December 05, 2017, 06:58:16 PM »

Folks, I'm just now looking at WinFBX and that got me thinking... (Danger, Will Robinson!)

Paul, I've seen your comments that you are working on a visual designer for WinFBE...

In the meantime, I was wondering if there is any one-to-one (or close... or any) relationship between the output of FireFly's generated GUI code and WinFBX that would allow me to create a GUI layout in FireFly and use that code's info as a base for coding that GUI with WinFBX?  You know, pulling out coordinates, sizes, colors, etc.  (Please remember, if that sounds dumb - I've just started looking at WinFBX).

If it's feasible, that would make it a lot easier to get everything sized and lined up correctly - versus the 'try, try again' method of coding a GUI manually from scratch.

(Does Robby the Robot need to grab Will and carry him back into the spaceship now?)  [grin]

Thanks,
Bruce
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Paul Squires

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Re: FireFly and WinFBX?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 07:20:44 PM »

Last year I wrote a little utility that takes a FireFly form and outputs CWindow code. It is pretty primitive but it does help at last to get the form GUI up and running. I use it from time to time to quickly build a form in FireFly and then pop it over to WinFBE.
http://www.planetsquires.com/protect/forum/index.php?topic=3834.0

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Paul Squires
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Paul Squires

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Re: FireFly and WinFBX?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 09:46:40 PM »

Visual Designer is coming along very well.
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Paul Squires
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Bruce Huber

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Re: FireFly and WinFBX?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 10:18:23 PM »

Cool, Paul!  That utility is exactly what I was thinking.  And I'm glad to see that your WinFBE visual designer is getting very visual!
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Richard Kelly

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Re: FireFly and WinFBX?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 10:39:21 PM »

Visual Designer is coming along very well.

Rabid frothing in anticipation.

Rick Kelly
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