Are there any shortcuts for developing GUI?
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11-24-13, 10:29 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2005
There are a bunch of libraries (AceGUI-3.0 and friends) as well as other libraries to support Frame related tasks, like LibWindow-1.1, LibMovable-1.0 etc, but I'm not yet decided whether they save you time or add time in the long run
AceGUI-3.0 has a bunch of nice widgets but the design intent is mostly to support configuration options so while you can use it to build standalone UIs, you'll come across many quirks that have to do with that first fact.
If you subtract the time needed to familiarize yourself with their API I guess they will save you time for project #2, #3 etc down the road.
There is no current visual designer (as in IDE) for WoW, there were some previously but they never took off or reached a mature status and are currently abandonware.
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