I have tried using GUI designer in order to create one dialog, and after
using it for some time, I'd like to propose some remarcs concerning
I start a new thread, because I wasn't able to find thread, devoted to
actual problems with using GUI designer, and not discussions, what kind
of GUI designer we need.
One of the hardest thing in usage of GUI designer was moving around the
composite entities (several components, that are united together). The
reason for this is that there is no space between frame(selectable
border) for union of components and frame of united components. This
leads to the situation, when I want to select a composite component in
order to move it, I finish selecting individual component inside.
I think, that such behaviour should be modified, either buy disallowing
selecting individual components inside (notion of grouped images in
VISIO) or by creating some gap between border of component-container and
contained components (The view in GUI designer will be different for
WISIWYG view, but we mostly need logical view of location of components.
Preview of actual form look can be provided sepatetedly).
Other point is that I haven't found any way to specify the font for the
dialog in GUI designer. And dialog with default font doesn't look very nice.
It seems to me, that for properties like text in label, it is desirable
to have also a multiline text editor, as in HTML is a valid content of
such field, and it is not very convinient always to specify it in
Also, it is desirable to have support of Cut and paste operations in GUI
When performing delete operation, that in case of deleting composite
component, it will be good to ask, "Are you sure? All contained
components will be also deleted", because otherwise it can lead to quite
a big frustation of user.