Friday, January 26, 2007, 11:32:49 AM, you wrote:
IJ> I have to develop completely new and isolated part of my fox-based
IJ> application. It strikes me as an opportunity to have it done via
IJ> rent-a-coder or similar (or if anybody here is interested, feel free to
IJ> contact me).
IJ> I have to "draw" some of the WinXP widgets via FXDCWindows methods (for
IJ> example: top window, button, text field, etc). I surely can do it myself,
IJ> but I feel it's better to spend my time coding something I can't readily
IJ> explain to somebody else. And I don't like the picture of myself figuring
IJ> out the exact geometry of XP widgets.
You want to draw it or do you want the theming API called (last one is
easier/better but not plattform independent). Looking at your program
i think you need both.
IJ> The question is, am I looking strictly for a fox developer, or both WinAPI
IJ> and X gui developers would do just fine?
You will need a person with FOX and WinAPI skills.
IJ> What I mean is that subset of FXDCWindow api dealing with drawing/filling
IJ> lines, rectangles, arcs and polygons (I'm not so sure about text) looks
IJ> almost the same as corresponding WinAPI functions. So if I get the WinAPI
IJ> code limited to use only those functions, I can re-work it in no time for
IJ> Fox. I would expect similar for x-windows api. Am I terribly wrong about
No. Your idea is correct.
Problem is that there isn't such a thing like a common look, it's
themed everywhere (except FOX where we really really miss it).
IJ> I would appreciate any comments, especially if someone tried this before.
I'm did some experimental theming hacks for FOX in the past. And found
it not very difficult.
IJ> Thanks in advance,
By the way: also a ASP member? THink i've seen your Mockup Screens
mentioned there (in a website critic thread).