[Gtk-sharp-list] Newbie in GTK#:Glade, To use or not ?

Anset Anset at anset.org
Fri Aug 12 07:17:14 EDT 2005


I understand that there are two views on this matter, Below is mine. I 
do not wish to convert anyone, only give my opinion.

In any case, the glade people are doing a fantastic job, but it justnot 
for me...

I for one started using Glade, then threw it out because, like all 
builders, it limits what you can do.

For the same reason, my html "editor" is notepad on windows and gedit on 

Glade works very good for very simple applications, but if you want to 
do anything "more" it works against you.

Secondly, glade makes it hard to tweak your app.

Agreed, writing all the code yourself takes more time, but affter a 
while, you get used to it and never look back.



MDK wrote:
> Dnia 08-08-2005, pon o godzinie 09:12 -0300, Paulo Alves Magalhães Filho
> napisał(a):
>>It would like to know to use the Glade to construct the interface of
>>the program is a good strategy, Glade is slower of the one than to
>>create everything in execution time, or this not dumb? Which the
>>disadvantages of using the Glade?
> It's slower due to all the XML parsing. But you'll not even notice
> that. 
> It's a VERY good strategy to use glade, mostly because it reduces the
> code clutter and allows you to easily re-design the GUI without changing
> the code. If you're going to construct everything on your own, you'll
> drown in all these HBoxes, VBoxes and other elements used ONLY for
> layout. 
> Unless you're doing something very specific (or simple) using Glade is a
> no-brainer. 
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