[fpc-devel] Delphi XE2 uses FPC for iOS target

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 12:08:36 CEST 2011

On 18 August 2011 22:27, Max Vlasov wrote:
> I glanced at the quick guide. Actually MiGLayout looks promising, but
> personally I'd use it if it's implemented with intuitiveness and visual
> sense in mind.

"visual" doesn't always make things better. In fact, visual often
posses more limitations. Think Linux vs Windows. I can backup our
linux server's config files for all services. Install a new linux
system, copying in the configs and be up and running in no time.
Windows with all it's non-visual configuration dialogs, there is no
way to backup configs and restore them on another Windows server. This
is just one of many such examples.

If you do want to see what MiGLayout is doing, simply enable the
"debug" option in Layout, Column or Row constraint. In then visualizes
how things are laid out and calculated. Run the Swing Layout demo, and
see the Debug section for more details. Right-click anywhere in the
form see and change the constraint settings.

> context menu items or maybe some tool buttons. Otherwise if one have to
> learn the string constraint language, he can fall into the same trap as with

If you look at all the constraint options, it does seem overwhelming
at first glance. But in reality you only need very few options to
start building usable UI's. Once you are familiar with those, you can
revisit your UI designs to improve there behaviour with more advanced

Anyway, this message thread has strayed way off topic now. :)

  - Graeme -

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