On Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 08:06:02 UTC, GreatSam4sure
The last time I try this library on windows 10 it throws
errors. Have you try it recently on windows
What errors? I sometimes break it with careless pushes to master
but it usually works for me.
I want to know can the windows be customized and does it
support styling like JavaFX
simpledisplay creates a blank window, what goes in it is entirely
up to you (you can even do a flag to skip the titlebar if you
want, though I recommend against that generally as I find it
user-hostile). There's three ways to draw in it:
1) the basic functions ScreenPainter provides (drawImage,
drawRectangle, drawLine, etc), none of which do alpha blending
and probably never will (though they might do mask-based
single-color transparent pixels at some point when I get around
to it or if someone sends me a PR). Nothing fancy here.
2) OpenGL functions. The simplewindow constructor can create a
context for you for various opengl versions. Old style
glBegin/glEnd is the default and has prototypes included inline.
Newer style stuff is opt-in and you may need to load functions
via an additional library (for example, the nanovega.d lib in
there does this and includes its own vector graphics API,
including alpha blending btw) or by dynamically loading them
yourself (all the pieces are in simpledisplay it just doesn't do
it all by default). These can get as fancy as you want.
3) Operating system functions. You can get at the window
id/handle via the impl member of the window and hook the native
event loop, call native functions, etc. to your heart's desire.
If you do something that is generally useful and can be done at
reasonable cost on X11 (Windows and Macintosh are both quite
capable, it is usually X that ends up being the lowest common
denominator), send me a PR and I might add it to screenpainter's
If you're looking for UI widgets like buttons and such, again you
can DIY or my minigui.d contains a bunch of them. But they only
contain the ones I have personally used so far and only do the
styles I personally like and can implement cheaply and easily.
There's no fancy CSS or animations or anything like that. I
sometimes consider it but I'm personally pretty meh on them so
don't expect it any time soon.
But if you all want that, on your schedule, smash that like
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myself to expanding these libraries to support more use cases.
But until then, I write these for myself (or, in rare cases,
someone else writes them for me and contributes it like with
nanovega) so the functionality tend to focus on what I have used
myself in the past. Then I post them online since it is easy to
do so... then if you find them useful, great, and if you don't,
oh well, there's always SDL or gtkD or html5 in electron (LOL) to
cover more cases.