Jane Cantz

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For many releases of PB Classic, the object painters allowed the user to open views to see various parts of the edited object, such as Layout, and Control List. This feature allowed for each view to be customized to its contents, but it also meant that you really never had a complete snapshot of the object in one view. And we all know that an interesting object is the sum of all its parts. In PB .NET 12.0, we were presented with a challenge for object views. For one thing, in the Visual Studio shell any views we might create would not be contained within the designer, but would rather be part of the IDE layout. This meant views would remain open when the designer was closed. The second challenge had to do with all the new language enhancements that we now support. Enumerations, Indexers, and .NET Properties might all require additional views. My, oh my, we have vie... (more)