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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#783 closed Feature Request (Rejected)

Easier GUIs

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Why can't you just write

Menu(6 Options), File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools, Help

DropDown(File)

...
...
...
End

Dropdown(Edit)

...
PopUp(Options) 'And Options is the title of the PopUp
...
End

' Assume all dropdowns are taken care of.

PopUp(Options)

Checkbox1
Checkbox2
Checkbox3
1 of 3, or 2 of 3, or All or 0, Or 1&3 or 1&2, etc

But simplify the menus, then change styles around it, or add custom icons. Really, some part is always the same, and there is too much too it. It looks like PowerBasic, Assembly Language for Windows, and it just seems like you could bunch the commonly all too often repeated commands together in just what you really do, and what really describes what you see on the screen. Oh, yea, I forgot X and Y should be relative to the GUI, not the position on the screen, maximized or minimized.

This could be as simple and easy as some of this has been made in SciLab. Ease of Use is prioty one if you ask me. I don't see a practical language anywhere. Html and Java are easy compared to this noise, and it shouldn't more complicated when you can almost do as much with HTML and CSS in forms. Why is the syntax so different when it's just an issue of style, and why can't it be summed up as a drop down list of styles where all you see is icons that model it.

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comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by TicketCleanup

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comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Valik

  • Resolution set to Rejected
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Several comments here.

  • Our syntax is not such that it allows that. Honestly? Your syntax looks like a mess to me. I much prefer being verbose. I see a lot of ambiguity in your example.
  • You're comparing apples to oranges. HTML and CSS? Seriously? Comparing native GUIs to HTML forms is not a valid comparison.
  • With simplicity comes lack of functionality. The more simple you make something the more functionality you take away or the harder you make the advanced functionality to use. We try to make things as simple as we can while still allowing advanced functionality.
  • You're the first person to complain about the complexity. Most people suggest that it's pretty easy to create GUIs in AutoIt.
  • The last time I checked AutoIt supported writing your own functions. If you aren't satisfied with the complexity of the native functions write your own wrappers around them to abstract away the complex parts you seldom use.

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