Talk:Multi screen support

Revision as of 01:37, 18 June 2006 by Dartzki (Talk | contribs) (Wel Implementation)


The basic approach would be:

  • improve the EV_SCREEN class to handle multiple screens and then let Vision and later ES make use of it

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  • Does this mean we are going to do it with EiffelStudio 5.6 after all?
    • Problem with 5.6 is that we can't use the current library versions as c compilation won't succeed


  • I just had a brief look at WEL and it doesn't seem to support MultiScreen...
  • It really doesn't support MultiScreen, so we have to work trough that too...

Wel Implementation

It seems to me, that the best way would be to create a class WEL_MULTISCREEN_DC (inherits WEL_SCREEN_DC) and replace the features by ones where you can define which DC you want to close. Then we create a class WEL_SCREEN_ENUMERATOR in which we put the capabilities to enumerate the screens (similarly to WEL_FONT_FAMILY_ENUMERATOR). WEL_SCREEN_ENUMERATOR is also inherited by WEL_MULTISCREEN_DC