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19. Jul 2005 - Einhugur C++ Framework 0.2.4


Einhugur C++ Framework for MacOS X

This project is a work in progress. This version is a technology preview concept version to see how users take it.

The aim of the project is to make it easier for C++ developer to make MacOS X Applications without having to resort to Objective C or restricting NIB files. The framework is for XCode 4.0 and compiles with GCC 3.3. (There is a bug in GCC 4 which messes with the Delegates model, but this bug is scheduled to be fixed in GCC 4.0.1 so that should not be a problem).

There are no plans to make this framework cross platform as there are many other frameworks that do that. We much rather want to do it properly on the Mac.

Primary goals:

  • Make a easy to use C++ object model to develop MacOS X applications.
  • Bring all existing Einhugur Plugins and technology to work in this C++ model.

Secondary goals:

  • Make a RAD designer around the Object model. (The object model is designed to make this easy).

Example

This Windows was generated in just very few lines of C++ code as the Framework takes care of most of the work.

What is already implemented:

  • Event model that uses delegates similar to what is in C#.
  • Localization support.
  • Many controls are supported already as can be seen on the class diagram above.

New in 0.2.4:

  • Added a yEncEncoder class.
  • Added a SaveFileDialog class.
  • Added a Stream abstract class.
  • Added a FileStream class (64 bit stream with huge file support).
  • Added a BinaryBuffer class.
  • Added a FileDialog abstract class.
  • Added a GetChild function to the FileSystemItem object.
  • Added a GetSibling function to the FileSystemItem object.
  • Added a SetType function to the FileSystemItem class.
  • Added a SetCreator function to the FileSystemItem class.
  • Added a GetType function to the DocumentType class.
  • Added a Encoding enumeration to the String class.
  • The ThemeColor enumeration is now a inner enum of the Color class instead of being in global scope.
  • The FontStyle enumeration is now inner enum of the Font class instead of being in global scope.
  • The CalendarControlSpecialDaysType enumeration is now inner enum of the CalendarControl class instead of being in global scope.
  • The FileDialogFlags enumeration is now inner enum of the FileDialog class instead of being in global scope.
  • Added Mouse Cursor support (Can be seen in the examples where it now changes cursor correctly when entering and leaving edit fields).
  • Added another variation of the MessageBox function to the Application class.
  • Added a SetResizable function to the Window class.
  • Added a SetCloseBox function to the Window class.
  • Added a SetZoomBox function to the Window class.
  • Added a SetCollapseBox function to the Window class.
  • Added a SetMetal function to the Window class.
  • Added a Grayscale class from PictureEffects.

The download has a preview copy of this early version of the Framework and a Example project on how to use it.