The GUI system & demos
Posted 19 April 2000 - 05:33 PM
We are currently looking at the GUI PROIV front end for our client and wonder if anyone out there has a good example of the GUI that we could take a look at.
We are not interested in the underlying code we just want to show our client what the PROIV GUI can do. (RUNTIME examples would be fine)
One system that looks very impressive that we found recently on the PROIV homepage was the HRS system. It looks really great BUT..... I have tried in vain to get a copy (only RUNTIME!!!!) to see how it navigates and works for real. For some reason PROIV LTD will not give this to us to look at. (only the screen cam version, which does not really give you the right feel to things).
They tell us that the people who wrote it (who are part of the same group as PROIV LTD) are not willing to show it in real-time. Not very helpful as usual.
I wish they would learn. Screen cams are a good idea for a first impression. However, they cannot be the basis for a company to decide to spend lots of money on developing a GUI system.
Anyway, I would be grateful if someone could help,
Posted 20 April 2000 - 01:17 PM
For some time I have asked PROIV to put good working examples (eg code and PROISAM files) on the web but nothing ever happens.
The new guy in charge of PROIV (Malcolm Aldis) is also in charge of HRS, so perhaps the code may appear eventually.
Posted 26 April 2000 - 05:36 PM
How much do you think the company that I work for pay for Support/maintenance!!!
I don't want to copy the system, I want to show them what can be done with PROIV if you spend some time. Since it would not cost PROIV ltd any money to ftp the .out of the runtime env to me (maybe only a few screens).
It would just make things easier for us if we could have a real demo. It would be nice if PROIV LTD could help us with this. I'm quite sure if we produce a good GUI system PROIV LTD would like to use us as a reference site. So why can't they help us?
It's as if they are trying to hide something......
Posted 27 April 2000 - 01:47 PM
If the demo on the CD does not meet your needs then you could always customize the source. E.g. you could add wallpaper or create some new BMPs for the buttons.
I've just looked at the HRS demo again - it's possible that some of the effects were created using JavaSuite or WebAccess. I haven't looked at either of these products yet and I've only recently started using PRO IV GUI in earnest, so I could be wrong.
Posted 27 April 2000 - 03:19 PM
functionality. It uses some new features of the
client for mouse over images, etc. It runs under the
standard PROIV Windows client as well as JavaSuite.
As Ralph suggests PROIV are not in a position to
provide the app as it is not theirs.
Posted 28 April 2000 - 07:33 AM
It would be nice if there was a respectable demo of a GUI system was made available by ProIV. By offering this demo and sharing some coding knowledge, maybe, they may stimulate a little more interest in the language. Or is this not a priority?
Posted 28 April 2000 - 11:40 AM
You are all wasting your time and energy. Proiv will never do anything they are are asked to supply. Even when you find faults in the language,you have to supply evidence 100 times before they will look at the problem. WHY WASTE TIME.
Posted 29 April 2000 - 03:38 AM
Glovia (MDIS) has its own people who does Pro-IV Programming. So normally, they don't cooperate with each other. Pro-IV Ltd. just makes PRO-IV enhancements or new developments. And support with Glovia, sometimes. Sometimes, a lot of programmers get pissed off with the way they act because there's no coordination. Hope you know what I'm saying.
Posted 03 May 2000 - 09:55 PM
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Posted 04 May 2000 - 10:43 AM
The more complex screens in the system such as the Menu Function and the Calendar function are achieved by using variable icons and changing them at runtime. The calendar function allows you to drill into individual days of a month and add sickness details etc.
Although the concepts used are simple the coding can become extremely complex in such functions as the calendar.
Now that ProIV supplies such facilities as MouseOver Icons and Quick Exit we are only bound by our own imaginations.
Posted 04 May 2000 - 10:56 AM
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