[plt-scheme] Styling MrEd GUI components

From: Ben Simon (benjisimon at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Apr 16 19:50:11 EDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 6:51 PM, Grant Rettke <grettke at acm.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 8:39 AM, Ben Simon <benjisimon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I find myself really enjoying GUI programming in MrEd (it's so simple,
> and
> > straight forward) - but I still do worry that I'm going to run into a
> > customer requirement that I just can't meet.
> What are the top three scenarios you worry about the most in terms of
> limitations of MrED?

My primary concern is that I  can't tweak the look and feel of the
components finely enough.  For example, make buttons larger, or change
overall font size (which my guess can be done, somehow).  Ideally, I'd like
to have the same sort of control I get in CSS - change fonts, add
padding/margin (which I think I can approximate), add in a border, control
background color, etc.  For example, I'm worried that a client I'm
developing an app for at the moment might come back to me and say: "I'd like
the radio buttons and check boxes to be larger, and can we make the
background of the name field yellow?"

Do you think that is a reasonable concern?


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