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Issue 11.5 ('Weeds')
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Toolbars

Using the built-in toolbar class

Issue: 11.5 (September/October 2013)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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As I wrote about in the feature "Upgrade Adventure" in this issue, I recently encountered a problem where a third-party toolbar class I was using in an old project was incompatible with Xojo and Cocoa. This forced me to look for a replacement. I knew that Xojo now includes its own Toolbar class, but I'd never really used it, so this gave me a chance to learn about it.

The built-in class has improved from my vague memories of it, but it's still very limited. Third-party classes offer a lot more flexibility and features, though they tend to be more complicated to use.

The key limitations of the built-in toolbars versus third-party offerings include:

  • Few choices of button types.

  • Virtually no appearance settings for the buttons.

  • No control over the size and positioning of the toolbar or buttons.

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