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  • EZGUI Utility Dialog Designer on Sale! (nearly half price)

    From April 2, 2008 to April 16, 2008 I am offering my
    EZGUI Utility Dialog Designer 4.01 for an amazingly low price of
    only $14.95 (US). This is almost half the original price (which is $29).

    $29 was a great deal.

    $14.95 is an amazing deal!

    This is no toy designer. It is powerful designer which supports many advanced features, such as custom controls (visually).

    To learn more about this designer read these posts:

    User to user discussions of third-party addons and user-recommended links to related web sites. Advertisements are permitted only in this forum, for products designed to work with and enhance PowerBASIC compilers.

    User to user discussions of third-party addons and user-recommended links to related web sites. Advertisements are permitted only in this forum, for products designed to work with and enhance PowerBASIC compilers.

    (Note: Current version of designer may be slightly different than the screenshots posted in the above thread)

    There already has been a good number of orders at the $29 price, but at this price everyone can afford it. Don't let this one go by.

    If you want to order quickly, you can skip all the web pages on my web site and go straight to the order page using this url:
    Last edited by Chris Boss; 10 Apr 2008, 09:29 AM.
    Chris Boss
    Computer Workshop
    Developer of "EZGUI"

  • #2
    Don't let this deal pass you by.

    Where can you get a Visual Designer of this quality for less than $15 ?

    Don't let the price fool you. This is a powerful designer.

    Why am I selling it for so little , you may ask ?

    There is another DDT Designer coming after this one, which is a "high end" DDT Visual Designer. It will be called the "Studio Dialog Designer" and it will support the more advanced controls (ie. Listview, Treeview, Toolbar), layers and other features. While the price for that designer will be reasonable, it will be a good bit more than my Utility Designer.

    The two Designers work basically the same, except for the advanced features mentioned.

    The Utility Designer serves three purposes:

    (1) It offers a low cost alternative so everyone can buy it. For experienced programmers it can even be enhanced via the custom control to add the common controls, etc.

    (2) It was designed for building applications that don't need all the fancy controls, which need to be as small as possible. The library code is very fine tuned so you can generate the absolute minimum code needed to create an application. If small (EXE's) is what you want, then this designer is just what you need. Many software developers have need for making very small utility programs, aside for their main applications and this designer is just right for that. The Studio version of the Designer, because of its support for more advanced features, may not be able to produce as small an application as this designer can.

    (3) The feedback from users of the utility version will help me fine tune the Studio version which is still in development. Since they are based on the same source code and work basically the same, those who use the Utility Designer will get experience that will benefit them when the Studio version is released. Also feedback from users will go back into improving both designers.

    Is the Utility Designer a professional level tool ?


    Don't let the price fool you.

    This Designer uses the same "Smart Parser" which is in EZGUI 4.0 Pro and will be in the Studio Dialog Designer. The Smart Parser allows you to generate source code and still use any external code editor you wish (as long as it supports passing a filename on the command line). The Designer literally rewrites your code, when ever you make GUI changes and you regenerate the apps code. The parser supports some smart tags (which are in remarks) so the programmer can add their own subroutines to the app (and have the parser leave them alone). Some subroutines are considered protected, meaning only the designer can edit that code and others are user editable, where you can add your own code for the events.

    Basically you can move seamlessly between the Designer and your favorite code editor (most use either the PB IDE or JellyFish).

    Now add to this, the Designer supports Code Plugins. You can write your own code plugin (a DLL), so the Designer will pass the generated source code to the plugin first, before it is passed to your code editor. The plugin can then modify the code in any way it wishes. If you know how to write code parsers (PB's string command set makes this easy), you can enhance the Designer is a variety of ways.

    The Designer also supports a custom control object, which actually allows you to use a variety of third party controls in the designer, visually. This is more than just a placeholder. You will see the actual control in the designer. Many third party controls (in DLL form only and a real registered class) can be used, such as EGrid, SIGrid, MLG, GDImage and others. Controls which are source code, need to be compiled into a DLL so they will be displayed in the Designer, but your generated applications can use the source code version.

    Custom controls require an easy to create, EZC file (a control definition file) to work with the designer. EZC files are easy to create and can be done in any text editor, even NotePad. The directions can be found on my web sites forums.

    The Designer also supports code templates. A code template, also can be created in a text editor and it defines source code which can be embeded into a generated app, as if the designer did it. This allows you to add your own library code to all your apps.

    The Designer also supports autocompiling of resource files as an option.

    The Designer works at a Project level. You define an entire project, all its forms (as many as you like), any include files (BAS or INC), the resource file info and any graphics used by the app (either to be copied to a subfolder for access as a file or as a resource to be compiled into the EXE).

    The generated code is real DDT code (some DDT code is in the library code), so you can use the complete DDT command set with your apps.

    This designer also supports the PB Graphic control, so if your apps use it a lot, then you will find this beneficial.

    The library code provides a real Event engine, so you don't have to use callbacks or any of the API notification constants. For example, controls which get a mouse click all will get the %EZ_Click event.

    You don't have to have separate event subroutine for every single event. The event engine allows you to have a single event routine, where most of the events are passed to it.

    The Utility Dialog Designer is truly a professional tool which allows you to build quality applications.
    Last edited by Chris Boss; 4 Apr 2008, 09:46 AM.
    Chris Boss
    Computer Workshop
    Developer of "EZGUI"


    • #3
      Sale has been extended to April 16, 2008

      This sale has been extended until April 16, 2008.

      This will allow those who don't visit the PB forums daily to have a chance to benefit from this sale.
      Chris Boss
      Computer Workshop
      Developer of "EZGUI"


      • #4
        Sale ends tonight

        This sale ends tonight (Wednesday, April 16, 2008) at midnight.The sale will definitely end tonight, so buy now if you want this deal.
        Chris Boss
        Computer Workshop
        Developer of "EZGUI"


        • #5
          Sale has ended!

          The Sale has ended!Thanks to all who purchased the Utility Designer.The regular price of $29 is still a great deal, so if you missed the sale it is still quite affordable.
          Chris Boss
          Computer Workshop
          Developer of "EZGUI"