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Robin
05-11-2008, 10:51 AM
I've started the inklings of a script in GS2 to allow you to start from an XML base, and markup GUI windows and controls, and allow you to define sensible objects for which to use with your events.

Is this something people would use, if I made it available? Or is it going to be something like my Motion tweening script :P

This was the sort of syntax I was planning on:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<gui:Window name="myWindow" width="400" height="320">
<gui:Button bottom="2" right="2" width="100" height="24" name="myButton">Apply</gui:Button>
</gui:Window>

Admins
05-11-2008, 10:59 AM
It could be interesting to support loading and saving of GUI controls either by script or by the engine. Graal has support for reading and writing XML, although in public client version it is not very reliable, can't handle CDATA and such, in the next graal version it is working much better, like on server side.

Robin
05-11-2008, 11:05 AM
If you're planning on building it into the engine that'd be fun, and it would save me a bit of work, although not much since I'm almost done :P

Admins
05-11-2008, 11:12 AM
Normally it's always better when it's script-based, depends ok the speed.

Robin
05-11-2008, 11:15 AM
Well Novo had expressed it may cause some overheads, but I'll do some testing :)

xXziroXx
05-11-2008, 02:46 PM
I personally despise creating UI's from XML, Graal is doing it so much more efficient.

Inverness
05-11-2008, 02:48 PM
I personally despise creating UI's from XML, Graal is doing it so much more efficient.Agreed.

The only advantage I could see with this is for making GUIs with external editor, which I don't see happening anytime soon.

Robin
05-11-2008, 04:04 PM
The people have spoken, filed in "Abandoned" for now.

Twinny
05-11-2008, 04:20 PM
The people have spoken, filed in "Abandoned" for now.

Interesting enough I started something quite similar to this in Zodiac. Tied in with my console idea/concept. I may have to make it and release it :)

cbk1994
05-11-2008, 04:30 PM
I agree this might have gone slow, but it would have been easier to write probably, and would save time and -money-.

Robin
05-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Interesting enough I started something quite similar to this in Zodiac. Tied in with my console idea/concept. I may have to make it and release it :)

Yeah my ideas never seem to be original these days :P