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June 23rd, 2006
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Fri, 23 Jun 2006 19:50:49
RebGUI - REBOL/View Graphical User Interface
RebGUI is a great way to build user interfaces in REBOL. If you've not tried it yet, you should.

RebGUI takes many of the good things about VID (the visual interface dialect) and provides a useful, smart, clean way to quickly build graphical user interfaces in REBOL.

To see a quick, simple demo of RebGUI, type this URL into your REBOL/View GoTo box (or just DO it in the console):

http://www.rebol.com/rebgui-demo.r

The script simply does this:

do http://www.dobeash.com/RebGUI/get-rebgui.r
do view-root/public/www.dobeash.com/RebGUI/tour.r

In addition, Ashley and his team at Dobeash Software have done a nice job documenting RebGUI. Here's the main page where you can get started:

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RebGUI Home Page

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For me, RebGUI is exactly the kind of thing I've wanted to see done in REBOL. Remember, VID was/is a prototype. I expected VID would be totally replaced within less than a year (of 2001!). It had some cool new ideas (e.g. dialected interface specification, datatyped property dispatch, extensible), but also more than a few quirks and loose ends. VID proved its point, and still has its uses, but it's time to move on (and has been for a while now).

Some of you have asked, "Is it ok to use RebGUI for my REBOL applications?" I say yes! Use what works best for your needs and requirements. For many types of applications, I think RebGUI is a good choice.

More here: http://www.rebol.net/article/0280.html

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