[REBOL] Re: How to's
From: media:quazart at: 24-Oct-2001 10:56
yes that documentation was all I had when I started using view! its a shame
that the virtual coordinate system isn't yet supported (or maybe was dropped
anyways, to use the view system directly, its actually quite easy because of
the OO nature of it.
At the very least,
This is how I started to play with it:
gui: make face 
you should have a brown box in a window... real simple...
now just replace any object within it with a local (non shared version) and
youre off to your own gui design!. Its mainly a question of understanding
what each face element does (basically self-descriptive). To get an idea of
what elements the face object contained, I just did "probe make face "
and you should get a pretty
Also note that most of the face elements are described near the end of the
standard view guide (on RT's web site).
The how-to on handling events really gives you all you need to start
implementing your own custom buttons and gadgets/widgets/controls)
to edit any object in the default face, just remember that you must CLONE
the object... not just set its values. that is because all faces share the
same objects... so if you just set font, for example, it will set the font
for all faces...
so, if you followed my latest thread (on this list), you'll know that to
clone any object within the face, just do:
gui: make face [
text: "my first custom face"
font: make font [
any other questions? just shoot 'em