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xswt:new_ideas

XSWT New Ideas

The following are new cool things that would be great if someone added to XSWT:

XSWT core engine

  • FormToolkit support. This one should be relatively easy using the XSWT plugin mechanism.
  • Cascading Style Sheets using XSWT as its own style sheet language. See below for more detail. Alpha

Proposed plugins, wrappers

  • XSWT-to-Java compiler: Generate a Java class that is swappable for standard XSWT code
  • XSWT scripting language support. Embed Groovy, Jython, etc., inside XSWT. Alpha

Event-hookup plugin proposals

  • Automatic event hookup. Specify event handlers on XSWT objects using the x:id mechanism and have a reflection-driven engine that hooks them up automatically.
  • Support “dom”-like UI events: e.g. activating or deactivating a control affects the other controls.
  • Have the XSWT compiler generate code that automatically hooks up events.

XSWT editor proposals

  • Interoperate with Eclipse’s Visual Editor Project (hard).
  • Extend current XSWT preview to do GUI editing (straightforward, but a bunch of work).

WADs (works as designed) and known bugs

  • Full accelerator key support for menus:
  "accelerator" is done. But accelerator text 't' does
  NOT work in "setText".
  will display "NewtAlt+Shift+N" in the menuitem.
  • XSWT Preview. <getshell> may have side-affect to Eclipse RCP when changing shell’s properties inside a XSWT preview editor. A new Shell may be constructed from a dummy composite in the XSWT Preview editor whenever such method is called.
  • Sometimes x:id is not matched properly. There seems to be a bug in the forward-reference resolver.

The XSWT CSS Proposal

  • This is in alpha state in CVS now. :-)
xswt/new_ideas.txt · Last modified: 2014/10/17 22:08 (external edit)