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Thread: Program layout examples please

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    Default Program layout examples please

    Im not sure if this is the right section if not please move it

    I am having a bit of trouble trying to layout all the stuff i need in some kind of order that makes sense before i start a new program. i was advised i should lay my new programs out on paper before i start to make it easier not to forget something and have to go back. so i was wondering if you all could show me some examples of how you lay out a program on paper before you start the coding to make it

    just trying to get a general idea of how i could lay out my programs with some kind of order to follow...an example of a decently longer program with a GUI if you can just to give me an idea how you would lay it out on paper before you begin

    as always i am very appreciative of your thoughts and help. thanks

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    give me an idea how you would lay it out on paper
    Draw a rectangle representing the frame.
    In side that rectangle draw other rectangles where you want to have a button or a text area or some other components. Continue until you have all the components you need and they're positioned where you want them.

    The layout would depend on the application. Say you are reading a file and writing to another file, you'd need two text fields to put the paths in and two choose buttons to go to a file chooser to select a file for that text field. Then a Compute or Doit button underneath. Perhaps a Stop button if you needed to stop the background task and maybe a Cancel button. The buttons could be in a panel beneath the text fields.

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