What Features Should A GUI toolkit have?

ponce via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Sat Mar 7 03:16:42 PST 2015

On Saturday, 7 March 2015 at 10:04:21 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
> On Friday, 6 March 2015 at 21:22:31 UTC, rumbu wrote:
>> Anyway, it's clear for me that the age of native controls is 
>> history. Today interfaces are described in markup languages, 
>> the OS is responsible to render it, there is a clear 
>> separation between the user interface and the code behind.
> Markup is just a frontend, it can work with anything. In fact, 
> history only returned to where it started: UI was described in 
> DSL since early versions of Windows (resources), you couldn't 
> waste RAM on UI-building code, instead OS was instructed to 
> read dialog resource and build the window for you, the resource 
> was discarded right away, every byte was counted.

Oh so it was for RAM reasons.
I've always wondered why it was that way for MFC. Since then I 
much prefer UI-building code.

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