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

Rodolfo Campero rodolfo.campero at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 09:18:16 EDT 2005


On 8/12/05, Anset <Anset at anset.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> linux.
> 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.

Maybe it's worth to add that a way of using glade is to build the
general look of your app, like menu, status bar, panels and other
containers. Then, when you need more control, you can grab a reference
to a widget defined in glade, and modify it at your convenience -
adding nested widgets, changing property values, etc.

Of course, it all boils down to tastes, and I tend to think like Anset
for the most of the time. However, I wanted to jump in because I'm
working on a project that uses glade + hand written gtk# code, and so
far it works like a charm for us - though I leave the glade stuff to
another developer ;-)


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