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TOPIC: XSharp.Tools.WPF: depend on XSharp.VO?

XSharp.Tools.WPF: depend on XSharp.VO? 18 Sep 2018 07:32 #6231

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  • Hello,

    should the XSharp.Tools.WPF library depend on the XSharp.VO library or only on on the XSharp.Core library?

    Cons:
    • for a new application, VO datatypes could be left behind
    • a WPF application could also be written in other languages, using the XSharp.Tools.WPF library
    Pros:
    • even in a WPF application I would see the Transform() function as needed - and this function is in the XSharp.VO library
    • a WPF application should also be able to use our older business logic that may make use of the Date datatype, codeblocks, arrays or the AScan()/ASort() functions
    • the internal code of the library will be smaller and faster if functions from both libraries can be used
    Personally, I would go for a dependeny on both XSharp.Core and XSharp.VO libraries - I have to admit that it boosted my productivity when I started to use the X# runtime in my pure X# applications.

    Wolfgang
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    XSharp.Tools.WPF: depend on XSharp.VO? 18 Sep 2018 08:49 #6232

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  • Hi Wolfgang

    In my opinion, it would be best to have a XSharp.Tools.WPF library in Core dialect, and this would contain the maximum amount of the VO function transcribed in Core dialect. It was one of the first libraries I wrote in XS that emulated the most used functions from VO (like Str (), WorkDir (), Left (), Right (), Val (), Len () .... ).

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    XSharp.Tools.WPF: depend on XSharp.VO? 18 Sep 2018 09:12 #6233

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  • Hi Juraj,

    that is what I tought first, but when I discovered that the Transform() method is in the XSharp.VO library (because of the support for Date and Usual).
    And IMHO a Picture property is absolutely essential to every business application - and that needs the Transform() function.
    In my first X# applications, I had rewritten also all these functions, but now I'm returning to the versions of the runtime - it makes much more sense to me.

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    XSharp.Tools.WPF: depend on XSharp.VO? 18 Sep 2018 13:37 #6237

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  • Hi Wolfgang,

    I tried to convert one small WPF app from core dialect to VO dialect. I just had to fix more "." to ":" otherwise everything worked OK. Is there anything in Core dialect that will not work in VO dialect?

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    XSharp.Tools.WPF: depend on XSharp.VO? 18 Sep 2018 13:48 #6238

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  • Hi Juraj,

    Is there anything in Core dialect that will not work in VO dialect?


    The VO dialect is more permissive... AFAIK there is nothing, and I have not found anything in the comparison table: www.xsharp.info/help/dialects.html

    The inverse is not true, there are many things that work in VO dialect, but not in Core dialect.

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    XSharp.Tools.WPF: depend on XSharp.VO? 18 Sep 2018 18:21 #6246

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  • Wolfgang,

    We will try to move (parts of ) the Transform support to XSharp.Core in one of the next builds.

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    XSharp.Tools.WPF: depend on XSharp.VO? 18 Sep 2018 18:33 #6247

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  • Hi Robert,
    Thank you very much!
    Then I will keep only the dependency to Core in the WPF library
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