On Fri, 2019-05-31 at 18:47 +0000, Obsidian Jackal via Digitalmars-d- learn wrote: > I'm new to D and want to create GTK+ apps. I have Visual Studio, > Glade, the Gtk+ runtime, DMD, and DUB installed. What steps, > guides, or advice should I follow to be able to be able to use > these tools together to make a sane app?.
Many people ignore Glade and hand code the widget structure of their applications. For small and simple applications this is fine. I have done this for Me TV – though I have now switched from D to Rust for this application so no public D repository, long story. I did though use XML files (hand written, embedded in the compiled executable using D's string import) for the menus. For GFontBrowser (https://github.com/russel/GFontBrowser for now, I may well move the mainline repository to GitLab due to better integrated CI/CD) I use Glade and a gtk.Builder instance to read the Glade file – which is embedded into the compiled executable using string import rather than being a file on the filestore. This works very well, and allows all the layout to be done using a layout system rather than fiddling with lines of code. Deciding how much of the call-backs etc. to specify in the Glad file and how much to do in the code is something there seems to be no de facto standard on, so it is down to personal taste. I choose only to build the widget tree with Glade and do all the call-backs in code. I generally start small to get the hang of things and then progress towards the final application. If the UI has any complications I use Glade for layout. Reading Ron Tarrant's http://gtkdcoding.com/ will almost certainly be worth it, even if you disagree with some of his codes. GtkD and GStreamerD (Mike Wey's work) rock – though gtk-rs and gstreamer-rs are also excellent. -- Russel. =========================================== Dr Russel Winder t: +44 20 7585 2200 41 Buckmaster Road m: +44 7770 465 077 London SW11 1EN, UK w: www.russel.org.uk
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