Trelane (trel) wrote in lifespeed,

Progress Report

Okay, so I'm a slacker. I'd stopped working on LifeSpeed for a couple of months for no real reason. One of the features of the client is that it will contain a WYSIWYG editor. So you can format your entry like you do in Word or Frontpage, and it'll automaticaly generate the HTML behind the scenes. In the process of creating the toolbar for the application, I needed to add a couple of drop-down boxes (just think of the Frontpage toolbars) to select font style, size, etc. Well, apparantly the built-in toolbar control only lets you put buttons and nothing else. I looked around for other toolbar controls that were open source, but none of them had designer support (to graphicaly create them). So I used that as an excuse to set the project aside for a little while. Well, I eventually gave in and created the toolbars in code (the old fashioned way :P ) and am continuing along. I don't know when I'll have a feature-complete version, but be reassured that it's on its way.

It's really amazing how fast we get hooked on and spoiled by the new graphical component designers. I remember programming during the goold ole' days of Win32 and MFC where almost everything was done in code. Sure, in MFC you eventually had a resource editor to create some of the forms, but it was nothing like what you can do today with simple drag-and-drop.
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