Introducing the “Welcome to Xojo” Bundle!

New to Xojo and looking for guidance? We've put together a terrific bundle to welcome you! Xojo Bundle

This bundle includes six back issues of the magazine -- all of year 21 in printed book and digital formats -- plus a one-year subscription (beginning with 22.1) so you'll be learning all about Xojo for the next year. It's the perfect way to get started programming with Xojo. And you save as much as $35 over the non-bundle price!

This offer is only available for a limited time as supplies are limited, so hurry today and order this special bundle before the offer goes away!

Article Preview

Buy Now

Issue 1.3


Windows Specialties

Some special things to notice for Windows

Issue: 1.3 (December/January 2002)
Author: Christian Schmitz
Author Bio: Christian Schmitz has written several articles for the German magazine Macwelt and has designed many cross platform applications using REALbasic.
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 4,896
Starting Page Number: 37
Article Number: 1319
Related Link(s): None

Excerpt of article text...


On Windows your application can be one with a single document interface (SDI) or one with a multiple document interface (MDI). In REALbasic you can decide which one you want. SDI means that you have one window (the default window in the project) with the menu bar. If this window is closed your menu bar is gone. Examples for SDI applications on Windows are Notepad, Write, Paintbrush and the game Solitaire. MDI applications have like all Windows applications a menu bar at the top of each window. And, because windows doesn't have a central menu bar on the top of the screen, there is a large parent window for your application's menu bar that contains all your application's document windows (or child windows). Dialogs and floating windows can go outside this parent window.

Most users only use one application at a time and to avoid a lot of scrolling it's common to set the MDI Window to use the entire screen so the menu bar is at the top of the screen like on a Mac. In REALbasic 4.0 or later, this can be done by using the maximize command of the MDIWindow object inside the Application class. And to avoid problems you should use this command only in one place: The Application's Open Event, because only there do you have a chance to change this window before the user sees it:

...End of Excerpt. Please purchase the magazine to read the full article.