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John Poltorak

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Settings Notebook tutorial
« on: May 12, 2016, 07:52:00 am »
Although I'm familiar with the Settings Notebook, I have never acually tried to create one, and am looking for a tutorial to get started...

Anyone know of one?



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Re: Settings Notebook tutorial
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 01:59:05 pm »
Hi John.

What do you mean with "Settings Notebook" ?

All the public resources for OS/2-eCS are stored on the EDM/2 Wiki. We try to consolidate all software development information there. Let me know about your progress, maybe you can create an article for it in the future.

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Re: Settings Notebook tutorial
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 07:43:52 am »
One of these:



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Re: Settings Notebook tutorial
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 10:06:34 am »
Hi John.


All the public resources for OS/2-eCS are stored on the EDM/2 Wiki.
Regards

Hi Martin,

You've done a great job consolidating OS/2 resources under EDM2. I particularly like the Config.sys Documentation Project.

Can I make a suggestion, one which I would find very useful?

With all the drivers mentioned, it would be really useful to include date, size and source of the latest file. OS/2 has been around for over 25 years, and some of the drivers may have many versions so it would be nice to know where to find the latest.

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Re: Settings Notebook tutorial
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 02:47:22 pm »
Hi

Now I'm getting what you mean with "Settings Notebook".

Do you like it as "Notebook"?. Because in my limited knowledge of OS/2 Programming those "Notebooks" was common on Warp 3 and the GUI was updated to use "tabs" on Warp 4.
I'm guessing that to create this you need to use the "Presentation Manager" functions.  Here are some articles about it

I don't know about creating  "Settings Notebook", but the good thing is that Nice Enhancer is open source and you can check its source code.

If you are looking some other libraries to assist your on development I think that you should take a look at the Qt Libraries that the community has ported to OS/2. There is ported Qt4 and some other development tool like Qt Creator (IDE) and Qt Designer (GUI).  There are other important visual development tool for the platform (and some may be easier), but I think that Qt has the advantage to be a project that as recognition outside the OS/2 community and it is also open source, while some other tools may be hard to find abandonware that are close source with no option to evolve.

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« Last Edit: May 13, 2016, 02:49:10 pm by Martin Iturbide »
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Re: Settings Notebook tutorial
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 07:11:42 pm »
Hi All

You are probably talking about programming in "c/c+" so telling you to simply click the Notebook or TabbedNotebook icon and then click on the Form to place the selected Notebook then use Object Inspector to set some basic properties for the Notebook will probably not be helpful at all - but it is that easy in WDSibyl  http://wdsibyl.org/


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Re: Settings Notebook tutorial
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2016, 04:43:14 pm »
Seen on Samuel Audet's Programming Page:
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Notebook dialogs
So, what would you like to do with Notebook dialogs?

■  Easily load and manage pages
■  Making Help Manager useable

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Re: Settings Notebook tutorial
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 03:25:30 pm »
Sidenote: Thanks for the pointer Wim.  Samuel Audet gave me permission and I also re-posted his website article on the EDM/2.
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