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Is IWB+ different than the formbuild that is built into IW Basic 2.5/3.0

Started by rfrank1234, May 07, 2020, 02:20:57 pm

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rfrank1234

Is IWB+ different than the formbuild that is built into IW Basic 2.5/3.0? They look similar, but I am not sure if they have the same feature set.Does IWB+ offer additional features?

Thanks,

Ryan

LarryMc

The form builder in IWB allows you to create a single form and place controls on it and generates the commands for placing those controls at those locations. It is then up to you to plug those commands into your application

IWB+ offers a drag and drop alternative to IWB for building forms based applications.
You create a window or dialog base applications via point and click and the underlying skeleton code is automatically created. You then select what controls you want and drag and drop them on the window/dialog and select their properties. Their underlying skeleton code is automatically generated. You can even add child window/dialogs with there own controls.

At any time during the process you can compile  your project to see your progress and see how things actually look. Also, at any time during your drag and drop building process, you may switch over and look at the skeleton code that was automatically created. It is during these times you will be able to add your application specific code in the clearly defined areas for each control/window/dialog's message handler.

See http://ionicwind.com/lmutils.html#a3 for more info and read the help file whose link is at the bottom at that article.
LarryMc
Larry McCaughn :)
Author of IWB+, Custom Button Designer library, Custom Chart Designer library, Snippet Manager, IWGrid control library, LM_Image control library