UI Editor is AGE's tool for designing and building graphical user interfaces (GUIs) from AGE components. It allows you to design and build widgets and windows using on-screen forms using the same widgets that will be used in your application. Components created with UI Editor can be previewed so that you can ensure that they will look and feel exactly as you intended.
Release 126.96.36.199 Beta of UI Editor introduces several new features:
- Added new widgets: item.
- Added icons into menu entries, combobox entries, buttongroup entries, treeview entries and into button.
- Added new skin (GS_IBRID_SKIN)
- New user interface of the editor.
- Fixed some bugs.
- Added new online tutorial.
An important feature is the ability to integrate the GUI into your render scene and the render scene into your GUI, (example: graphical windows).
In UI Editor, widget positions and sizes are organized by layout managers. this is an easy way and fast in order to choose the correct position and size of the widgets.
UI Editor fully supports the AGE Resource System, allowing resources to be specified alongside windows as they are designed. This is an method to help designers and developers manage the resources that are needed by applications.
The UI Editor output are:
- the .aui file
- the .arc file
The .aui file format used by UI Editor is an XML file, that describe all widgets added to your project. You can open this file (from memory, zip, zip file in memory, resouce) from your application with the simple AGE SDK's api.
The .arc file format used by UI Editor is an XML file, that describe all resources added to your project. You can open this file from your application with the simple AGE SDK's api.
Be aware that the aui and arc format may change in future UI Editor releases.
Enjoy with AGE UI Editor.
AGE UI Editor: http://www.age3d.org/download/download.asp?id=AGE3D.UI.Editor.188.8.131.52.Beta.exe
Xceed Editors for .NET: http://xceed.com/pages/TopMenu/Downloads/Trials.aspx?Lang=EN-CA
With Xceed Editors for .NET, you are just a couple of mouse clicks away from creating unique and more powerful UIs. When dropped onto a form, the controls are automatically set up with the most common features and functionalities ready to go. Using Xceed’s convenient designers, just a few more mouse clicks let you customize many aspects of these controls.
It eight ready-to-use base controls:
- calendars / multi-month calendars
- check boxes
- combo boxes / multi-column combo boxes
- date pickers
- horizontal and vertical scrollbars
- textboxes / masked textboxes
With features such as the combo box control’s entirely customizable multi-column support (provided by Xceed Grid for .NET technology) and the calendar control’s multi-month support, you have greater UI creation possibilities, out-of-the-box.
The most striking feature of these controls is a high degree of combinability: other Xceed editor controls (in fact any .NET control) can be embedded within them to create new ones. By using a WinPanel, any Windows Forms control can dropdown any other control, allowing for unlimited flexibility and innovation. So in addition to getting features that surpass what VS.NET offers, these controls can be combined to take your UI even further.
Also included is the VB.NET and C# source code of several sample composite controls. This is beneficial for two reasons. First, you can copy the sample code and use it for your own applications. Once this code has been adapted and tweaked, you basically have 10 extra controls, bringing the total to 18. Second, these supplemental composite controls show just how easy it is to create controls of your own that are unrivaled in the ways they let your end-users interact with your software.
The flexibility of these controls doesn’t stop at their combinability. The classes of Xceed Editors for .NET can also be extended, so you can create your own specialized controls that better meet the needs of your