Responsive Fat Client

Alex Clay aclay at mac.com
Tue Jul 10 10:18:33 EDT 2018


On Jul 10, 2018, at 09:55, Doug Easterbrook <doug at artsman.com> wrote:

> the other big trick is to use Scrollbox objects as a container (make transparent, with no border and no scrollboxes on it).  if you put a bunch of fields into that .. and make one of those a posnxxxToolbar, then you get a grouping of widgets that are responsive to a location on the screen.  (plus you can hide and show the scrollbox container).

We tend to use paged panes for this purpose. The advantage is that you can swap content in a given region of the window for other content. For example, you can alternate between a list of data and a message indicating there is no data with an action to create some.

Alex




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