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reply RT <RT.who nobody.org> writes:
Lo,
New to D, looking for something different from .Net(caught you all) and 
Java, I couldn't find a great deal of documentation about win 
programming in D, does this mean the dreaded win32 API is the only way 
to go or is there a VB(Virus Basic) type IDE with a nice forms designer 
or something?

I like the concepts of D, and even the syntax most of the time, and 
particularly bit manipulation.

I don't quite see D as an increment to C++ more an increment to C, D is 
very capable it seems of offering a reasonable alternative to C for even 
low level programming and even more OO than C++.
I have been browsing the wiki, but would like to know any types of forms 
designer type IDE available for D either free or commercially.
Ta
Jun 07 2005
parent reply Kyle Furlong <ky220 umail.ucsb.edu> writes:
DFL is the only GUI library that I know of that has a Form designer. It 
is probably the one you should use coming from a .NET background, 
becuase the class structure is based on WindowsForms.Net

RT wrote:
 Lo,
 New to D, looking for something different from .Net(caught you all) and 
 Java, I couldn't find a great deal of documentation about win 
 programming in D, does this mean the dreaded win32 API is the only way 
 to go or is there a VB(Virus Basic) type IDE with a nice forms designer 
 or something?
 
 I like the concepts of D, and even the syntax most of the time, and 
 particularly bit manipulation.
 
 I don't quite see D as an increment to C++ more an increment to C, D is 
 very capable it seems of offering a reasonable alternative to C for even 
 low level programming and even more OO than C++.
 I have been browsing the wiki, but would like to know any types of forms 
 designer type IDE available for D either free or commercially.
 Ta

Jun 07 2005
parent reply RT <RT.who nobody.org> writes:
Hi,
Kyle Furlong wrote:
 DFL is the only GUI library that I know of that has a Form designer. It 
 is probably the one you should use coming from a .NET background, 
 becuase the class structure is based on WindowsForms.Net

Thanks, what about IDE/Code editors? Does D support Unit tests? Ta
Jun 07 2005
next sibling parent reply Kyle Furlong <ky220 umail.ucsb.edu> writes:
There isnt a single best IDE solution for D yet. I use Crimson Editor 
with syntax hilighting and custom tools. I highly recommend Derek 
Parnell's Build tool which you can find on www.dsource.org. As for 
unittesting, some functionality is builtin.
http://www.digitalmars.com/d/class.html#unittest

RT wrote:
 Hi,
 Kyle Furlong wrote:
 
 DFL is the only GUI library that I know of that has a Form designer. 
 It is probably the one you should use coming from a .NET background, 
 becuase the class structure is based on WindowsForms.Net

Thanks, what about IDE/Code editors? Does D support Unit tests? Ta

Jun 07 2005
parent reply Brian Hay <bhay construct3d.com> writes:
On 8/06/2005 9:34 AM, Kyle Furlong wrote:
 There isnt a single best IDE solution for D yet. I use Crimson Editor 
 with syntax hilighting and custom tools. I highly recommend Derek 
 Parnell's Build tool which you can find on www.dsource.org.

Kyle, thanks for the Crimson + Build tip. It prompted me to take another look at Crimson and it's quite good (be nice if it had code folding though). What are the other 'custom tools' you were referring to, or was that just to do with Crimson's inbuilt capabilities? Brian.
Jun 08 2005
next sibling parent Kyle Furlong <ky220 umail.ucsb.edu> writes:
Yes, I was talking about the crimson tool functionality. Glad I could be 
a help.

Brian Hay wrote:
 On 8/06/2005 9:34 AM, Kyle Furlong wrote:
 
 There isnt a single best IDE solution for D yet. I use Crimson Editor 
 with syntax hilighting and custom tools. I highly recommend Derek 
 Parnell's Build tool which you can find on www.dsource.org.

Kyle, thanks for the Crimson + Build tip. It prompted me to take another look at Crimson and it's quite good (be nice if it had code folding though). What are the other 'custom tools' you were referring to, or was that just to do with Crimson's inbuilt capabilities? Brian.

Jun 08 2005
prev sibling parent reply RT <RT.who nobody.org> writes:
I just tried PSPad, first impressions, I like it, still trying to figure 
if I can compile using PSPad.
laters
RT
Jun 09 2005
parent RT <RT.who nobody.org> writes:
Found another cool editor, I don't think it nativley supports D, but 
might be easy enough to sort.

Check out
http://cedit.sourceforge.net/index.php
Jun 13 2005
prev sibling parent "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> writes:
On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 00:20:02 +0100, RT <RT.who nobody.org> wrote:
 Kyle Furlong wrote:
 DFL is the only GUI library that I know of that has a Form designer. It  
 is probably the one you should use coming from a .NET background,  
 becuase the class structure is based on WindowsForms.Net

Thanks, what about IDE/Code editors?

http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?EditorSupport
 Does D support Unit tests?

Yes. There really should be a top level (contents) link on the digitalmars page, but there isn't. http://www.digitalmars.com/d/class.html#unittest you can place unittest blocks at module level also. (I couldn't find the docs on this specifically) Regan
Jun 07 2005