Building GUI Apps

Chris Burkert christian.burkert at
Thu Apr 10 21:39:26 UTC 2003


Doug Way wrote:
> I believe that BobsUI and CGUI are the only UI kits which are up to date with
> the latest versions of Squeak.

CGUI isn't so big and unfortunatly I don't have the time to work on it 
every week. So BobsUI should be a better choice.

> Steve Graham wrote:
>>I'm interested in building GUI apps.  I've dabbled a
>>bit with Smalltalk V in the (way) past and have spent
>>the greater part of 22 years using procedural 3rd
>>generation languages.  Any comments on where to start?

Of course you have the standard Classes like SystemWindow or 
SimpleButtonMorph in the image. Take a look at the existing applications.

There's also Zurgle on SqueakMap which provides a Win XP like look. But 
I think there have been some bugs in the last time.

I think the real power is in building a special GUI for your special 
application. All the boring gray widgets that we are used to in a 
Windows World aren't what Squeak wants to copy. But it gives you the 
power to build your own GUI easy and very fast!

            Chris Burkert
Student of applied Computer Science at Chemnitz University of Technology            chris at
"I invented the term Object-Oriented, and I can tell you I did not have
  C++ in mind." - Alan Kay -->

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