Friday, June 22, 2012

SimpleUI - Proposal and Working

Finally, i am near completion of fltk renderers, and here i introduce about SimpleUI , project assigned to me during this summer.

Many a times, projects are written which require various plug-ins and user inputs for some configuration parameters. Those plug-ins present their own user interface, not necessarily in same language or platform, resulting in inconsistency for porting the projects on other platforms. Most of the times, it defeats the purpose of writing and making that projects. Hence, we require some system such that UI's do not pose obstacle in building such projects.
SimpleUI tries to solve this problem. It creates a set of functions and widgets in standard formats which can be used for user input as such, as well allow programs to display their UI's for a specific UI library like gtk or qt. Goal is to create a simple and highly flexible GUI system, which allows easy creation of dialogs including callback mechanisms, advance UI configuration as well as platform independency.

Technically, users make xforms file ( which are xml-files like html , but also include data as well ) , and pass this  to simpleUI program as well as select some specific renderer ( or let simpleUI (sui) detect that ). sui calls specific renderer and creates a UI and post backs results to the calling function as user interacts with the UI.

Complete proposal can be read here SimpleUI proposal

concept of how SimpleUI library works

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