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So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI?
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Stan Arts



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PostPost subject: Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI?    Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:17 pm Reply to topic Reply with quote

hgm wrote:
Beware that writing a GUI requires typically between 10 and 100 times more effort than writing an engine, depending on the number of features you want to support.


For something with the complexity of Winboard or Arena sure, that takes years. But Ed seems to want something fairly straight forward that you can play against. "A one-window app with the board, search info, and scrollable move list is my final aim." That should be a matter of a week with modest effort.

For Nemeton I do a bare bones Windows API setup with an OpenGL window on top to give me some sort of fast direct pixel acces and then I draw to my internal screen buffer like in the old days. It gives total freedom/creativity and can be ported to any platform but you don't get the shiny Windows buttons.
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So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Ed Trice Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:27 am
      Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Charles Roberson Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:26 am
      Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Jon Dart Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:28 am
            Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Ed Trice Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:41 am
                  Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Steve Maughan Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:39 am
            Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Henk van den Belt Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:26 pm
      Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Henk van den Belt Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:51 pm
      Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? H.G.Muller Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:27 am
            Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Stan Arts Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:17 pm
                  Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Ed Trice Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:18 pm
                        Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Stan Arts Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:43 pm
                              Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Ed Trice Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:21 am
                                    Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Stan Arts Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:55 pm
                                          Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Ed Trice Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:33 am
                                          Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Martin Sedlak Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:57 am
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