I knew I had not done anything on the File Manager for some time but that the last post was almost a year ago even surprised me. That is probably also the last time I did any programming on it. I even had to read back to see what I was up to at that moment. I decided to continue on Aros using Zune which is an object-oriented GUI toolkit. It is nearly a clone (at both API and Look&Feel level) of MUI, a well-known Amiga shareware product by Stefan Stuntz. I am going to switch back to OS4.1 using ReAction. At the time I was still programming using ReAction the wrong way. Since I am doing it the correct way with my Redhouse Editor project I decided to ditch all the current code and use the Redhouse Editor code for which I program ReAction the correct way. So what I have at the moment is a window that is being opened and already has a small menu system in place.
The above Window is what I have at the moment. Simple but proper ReAction code so a good start if you ask me. What I plant to do next is to play around a bit with the layout. Getting myself a bit familiar with the Layout Class to make it look like a bit more like a File Manager. When you talk about a File Manager look you instantly think about the two column look like you can see below from Directory Opus.
For this I will have to use the List Browser Class. I remember how difficult it was last time I tried to have a go at it. I better be prepared this time and get the job done.
August 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm
For me the summertime is not, and never was, the perfect time to do any creative computing. Not sure why, but most likely because of the overheating :] Shame I cannot install a cooler.
Have fun and some good experiments with Layout Class 😉
August 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
Thanks. I guess I will read up on it a bit first.
Usually in the summer I read a lot. I remember reading the Amos manual a lot. Also the Devpac manual got read a lot by me. Hmm I did play Bo Jackson a lot and for some strange reason karate / kung fu games.