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[REBOL] Re: [native-UI] What's native?

From: rotenca:telvia:it at: 23-Jun-2004 1:29

Hi, Karl
> At least HTML widgets act like native widgets. There are some major 'feel' > issues with REBOL widgets. The worst is the fact that popup menus are drawn > in the view window and are not separate. I have had to increase the size
> my main window because the popup menu for my application was being cut off
> the window edge and menu items were unreachable!
This is not a Rebol limit. This is only a limit of the actual implementation of the mezzanine choose func. From my pov, Rebol has not great limits in Gui, but the actual Vid styles are very basic (to keep View Rebol size low) and if you want advanced styles, you must write them by yourself. The point is that it CAN be done almost always. The only limits i see are: 1) drag and drop cannot happen between not rebol and rebol windows 2) systray in windows is not supported in plain View version 3) clipboard support is basic
> Usability issues, not look, is what > keeps me from using REBOL/View for anything but the most basic GUIs.
I agree on the fact that the most important side Rebol gui is usability; look is never the problem in professional projects. The reason is simple: i did not remember in my experience a professional project without at least a graphic people (often many more). --- Ciao Romano