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[REBOL] Re: How to change an existing button's colour

From: gregg::pointillistic::com at: 30-Jan-2008 14:59

Hi Bob, Addendum to last message: BW> Changing the text and font etc. of an existing button is very BW> easy, so the fact that changing the colour is so difficult is BW> rather inconsistent. Part of the reason for this is that other languages and UI widgets have fairly limited capabilities, as far as appearance. With REBOL, you can use the graphics pipeline, draw commands, set custom edges (which, themselves, are completely customizable), embed images, and more. The problem is that there are so many ways to do things, that you don't know how a particular style does it without analyzing the source. Another "problem" is that the whole UI system is very dense, in code terms, so there's a lot of neat stuff going on that minimizes the code, but makes it harder to understand. I think the entire VID system, at the mezzanine level, is around 4K LOC. -- Gregg