[Haskell-cafe] i need wxHaskell compiled for ghc 6.6.1 on Windows

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 09:58:47 EDT 2007


> There's really no such thing as Windows native controls any more, at
> least not ones that any apps actually use. You'll note that Internet
> Explorer, MS Office and VisualStudio all paint their own custom control
> set that are similar but not exactly the same as the native controls (eg
> those used by NotePad/WordPad).

But the native controls are a lot nicer. The fact that MS Office, IE
and VS are all annoying doesn't meant that Haskell developers should
be excluded from writing non-annoying user interfaces.

> Gtk+ uses themes too, and on Windows it uses a Windows theme. This uses
> the native WinXP themeing dll.

Either 1) it does, but very very badly, or 2) it doesn't. Even the
ones that look similar are not quite right. It is getting better
though, but I'm not sure they are using the theme DLL (purely from the
results, I have no idea what the code says)

> Yes, that's what we're addressing in the current dev cycle, making more
> extensive use of properties and removing the duplication between the
> properties and the direct set/get calls.

:( - please let the set/get calls remain, since the properties are
likely to only be available with non-H98 types. My PropLang wrapper
also has to use set/get directly.



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