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Aurel

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OxIde
« on: August 30, 2017, 08:55:15 AM »
Hi Charles
May i ask you ..
why OxIde as official OxygenBasic editor don't have TOOLBAR with icons(bitmaps)
On this way looking sooo empty  ::)

Charles Pegge

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Re: OxIde
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 01:42:29 AM »

Hi Aurel,

I have always regarded toolbars, perhaps wrongly, as cake decorations. I am also a reluctant user of IDEs but I now prefer OxIde over Notepad for test programming. It has a project panel with file-switching and command facilities, with drag-and-drop file loading, but the project panel disappears when not in use.


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Re: OxIde
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 10:19:02 AM »

Hi Aurel,

I have always regarded toolbars, perhaps wrongly, as cake decorations.
I concur, to me they are very annoying trying to decipher the meany of this pesky icons, what's worse many modern applications favor icons rather than meaningful menus.

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Re: OxIde
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 01:34:39 PM »
That is because Icons(bitmaps- images) are easier to remember what   is what
I prefer toolbar over ,drop-down menus but in some cases is good to have them.

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Re: OxIde
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 03:02:05 PM »
How about a drop down toolbar?

Aurel

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Re: OxIde
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 10:42:30 AM »
I never do that but i think that is possible to create pop-up menu when mouse pointer is over
toolbar button...also that should be cool  :)

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Re: OxIde
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 12:08:30 PM »
How about a drop down toolbar?

Or a toolbar and a floating toolbox.

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Re: OxIde
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 12:14:01 PM »
I do not like to use menus unless I have to, I prefer toolbars and toolboxes, but also like the ability to reorder the "buttons" in the order that suits me best.  Menus seem to be slower, productivity-wise for me.  But it really is an individual preference and ideally both should be offered with the option to disable/hide toolbars (and even menus).

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Re: OxIde
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 01:33:17 PM »
How about a drop down toolbar?

The Windows standard button control can have a special style called BS_SPLITBUTTON. Alongside the usual caption and/or icon, it features a small arrow on its right side pointing downwards. When the arrow is clicked, the button generates a notification that you can pop up a dropdown menu in response to.

The Windows standard toolbar control button can also have a similar BTNS_DROPDOWN (a.k.a. TBSTYLE_DROPDOWN for backward compatibility) style that acts the same as above but within the context of the toolbar control.

With Windows, the possibilities are endless. :)
Mike
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