a quick tour of GuiDesigner

quick tour
The best way to learn GuiDesigner is to look it over a bit, then create a simple GUI program.

Often it's better to experiment with GUI programs for awhile before reading about them in abstract terms. It's easier to relate to general discussions that refer to things you've already "seen and touched".

GuiDesigner toolkit

Click on the toolkit hot button in the PDE main window to display the toolkit along the lower left side of the display.

TestMode CheckBox : click to toggle between DesignMode and TestMode.

Toolkit Menu : work with design windows and grids in the design windows.

Design Window Name : Give a valid function name to every design window.

Another Button : Create another grid of the same type as the last selected grid.

XuiColor : Color grid (select one of the 125 standard GraphicsDesigner colors).
XuiLabel : Label grid (display single or multi-line message text and/or image).
XuiCheckBox : CheckBox grid (toggle on/off).
XuiRadioBox : RadioBox grid (toggle on turns all other RadioBox grids in group off).
XuiPressButton : PressButton grid (selection on MouseDown).
XuiPushButton : PushButton grid (selection on MouseDown - MouseUp).
XuiToggleButton : ToggleButton grid (toggle on/off on MouseDown).
XuiScrollBarH : ScrollBarH grid (horizontal motion / position control).
XuiScrollBarV : ScrollBarV grid (vertical motion / position control).
XuiTextLine : TextLine grid (one line text input / output).
XuiTextArea : TextArea grid (multi-line text input / output).
XuiMenu : Menu grid (create / manage pulldown list for MenuBar entries).
XuiMenuBar : MenuBar grid (select one of several horizontal entries).
XuiPullDown : Pulldown grid (select one of several vertical entries).
XuiList : List grid (scrollable list - select one of several vertical entries).
XuiMessage1B/2B/3B/4B : Message box with 1,2,3,4 buttons.
XuiProgress : Progress box.
XuiDialog2B/3B/4B : Dialog box with 2,3,4 buttons.
XuiDropButton : Button activated PullDown List.
XuiDropBox : PullDownList box.
XuiListButton : Button activated scrollable List.
XuiListBox : Scrollable List box.
XuiRange : Set value within a Range.
XuiFile : Select File Dialog List.
XuiFont : Select Font Dialog List.
XuiListDialog2B : Select List Entry Dialog with 2 buttons.