Stingray Studio : Objective Toolkit User’s Guide : Chapter 23 Layout Manager Framework
Chapter 23 Layout Manager Framework
One of the biggest problems Windows developers face is window layout management and device independent positioning. Before Objective Toolkit was introduced, developers had to write thousands of lines of custom code to handle the resizing of dialogs and forms. Objective Toolkit’s Layout Manager allows you to circumvent this challenge by providing a framework for implementing plug-in layout algorithms.
The framework includes several sample layout algorithms such as grid bag layout, relative, scaled and others. It also affords you the flexibility to design custom layout managers based on your needs (for example, for low-resolution displays). The Layout Manager plugs seamlessly into your existing dialog, formview, controlbar, property page, or any other window to allow for nested layouts. You can integrate the Layout Manager into applications in a matter of minutes.