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OpenTheme Alpha 20041011 released

Modified the implementation of ThemeFont and TextBox (Font calculation takes a lot of time). Now the performance has been increased by at least an order of magnititude.
I'm still hesitating whether or not to improve the speed further because it will end up adding two status variables to the base class. It's already fast right now and I don't see any reason to make the response a few milliseconds faster.

Posted by Qingjun Wei 2004-11-02

OpenTheme Alpha 20041031 released

Change Log:
1. Completed the mouse event handling logic in ThemeControl, OpenThemeHScrollBar and OpenThemeVScrollBar.
2. Fixed some minor bugs in ThemeEditor
3. Finished a pretty HScrollBar and VScrollBar in demo ThemePack.
4. Next step will be a major performance tuning. Now it takes a lot of CPU time to RecalculateLayout. It's not difficult to speed it up by a factor of 10 times.

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Posted by Qingjun Wei 2004-10-31

OpenTheme Alpha 20041030 Released

Change log:
1. Fixed mouse event handling bugs
2. Added more stuff to ScrollBars
3. Modified the HScrollBar in damo ThemePack to make it prettier.

Posted by Qingjun Wei 2004-10-30

OpenTheme new alpha released

Change log:
1. Fixed serialization problem on some localizations
2. Implemented event model
3. ThemeControl Windows form control integration.
4. Preview window in ThemeEditor

Try to use Preview Window in ThemeEditor to preview the "MainScreen" and "ButtonTemplate". Try to move mouse around, press mouse button etc. You will be amazed.

Posted by Qingjun Wei 2004-10-28

OpenTheme alpha released

OpenTheme is an XML based GUI toolkit. Although it's originally designed for full screen GUI, it is also good for Windowed user interface.
The package contains a foundation class for developer and a visual design tool.
It supports layout management of multi-layer graphics with arbitary look-and-feel and localization.

Posted by Qingjun Wei 2004-10-21