UPD Mail Archive: UPD> Fw: User Interface sample

UPD> Fw: User Interface sample

From: Norbert Schade (norbertschade@attbi.com)
Date: Tue Jun 10 2003 - 11:48:43 EDT

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    I've noticed that this one didn't make it to the reflector last week.
    So I'm trying again.
    BTW: This time I leave the bitmaps out and copy them manually to the ftp site in some minutes.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Norbert Schade
    To: UPD group
    Cc: Michael Goffioul
    Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2003 9:12 PM
    Subject: User Interface sample

    I played around over the weekend to get used to it and find out, if I missed some important pieces.
    At least it works for me.

    Please go and check: ftp://ftp.pwg.org/upd/0.86/
    There are two samples I practiced with:
    IndependentUISample.xml, which shows a sample, which has nothing to do with drivers or UPDF other than using the structure. I just played around. you may compare to the bitmaps I set myself as a target (see attached).
    The other sample is DependentUISample.xml, which uses real references to UPDF features of the same description.
    The user interface is still pretty dumb, but good enough for a glance.

    Same issues:
    I was thinking, if I could live without a 'page-based' composition and somehow extract that information from a special superimposed UIGroup, but I didn't get it so far. So it stays in.
    I didn't think too much about groups without a title so far.
    While an ID of a UIGroup necessarily contains a string reference (typically resolved in a locale), an ID of a UIFeature must contain a reference to a technical feature. Agreed?
    I am not specifying anything about justification or if the label of a control should appear left or above the control. I leave all that to the implementation and their automatic routines.

    Have fun.


    p.s.: I'm working in other sections. so these files are by no means final.

    Norbert Schade
    69 Prescott Drive
    North Chelmsford, MA 01863

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