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ferreirah

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newbie questions
« on: December 02, 2012, 05:08:50 pm »
Hi

Is it possible to create console apps and DLL's in Windows?
If possible do you have a link for an article?
Is it possible to create Ribbons in Lazarus?
If so how?
Are you going to support the new Windows 8 metro interface?
Can you create native windows 8 apps with Lazarus?
Does Lazarus support web services?
If so how?

Thanks

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Re: newbie questions
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 05:19:02 pm »
Is it possible to create console apps and DLL's in Windows?
If possible do you have a link for an article?

Sounds like you haven't discovered the wiki yet:

http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Lazarus_Documentation

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Is it possible to create Ribbons in Lazarus?
If so how?

Explain what you mean by that? Microsoft's ribbon for Windows?

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Are you going to support the new Windows 8 metro interface?
Can you create native windows 8 apps with Lazarus?

I'm not aware of anyone working on the new interface.

Win8 can run traditional Windows executables. By "windows 8 app", do you mean for the app store? If so, no.

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Does Lazarus support web services?
If so how?

Yes, both client and server.

http://wiki.freepascal.org/Web_Service_Toolkit

Thanks.

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Re: newbie questions
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 06:29:28 pm »
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Is it possible to create console apps and DLL's in Windows?
Yes
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If possible do you have a link for an article?
Direct link to official FPC documentation
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Is it possible to create Ribbons in Lazarus?
Yes
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If so how?
Native windows-only way: just wrap the respective windows function
Cross platform way: search the forum
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Are you going to support the new Windows 8 metro interface?
Welcome to open source, a feature will be implemented if there's anybody interested, willing to work and maintain it, while following existing coding standards and architecture.
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Can you create native windows 8 apps with Lazarus?
Why not? The question is rather "will anybody create a binding for it"?

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Re: newbie questions
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 06:53:15 pm »
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Can you create native windows 8 apps with Lazarus?
Why not? The question is rather "will anybody create a binding for it"?

No, I think it's really 2 questions.

(1) _Can_ anybody create a binding for it? Here's your API's. Pick one:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211386.aspx

I'm not aware of any 3rd party solutions. Even Win8 and WinPhone 8 solutions from PhoneGap assume Visual Studio.

(2) Would you even want to use it if available? Here's an overview of Windows Store apps:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh974576.aspx

Lazarus provides LCL, which is a cross-platform clone of early 90s VCL for desktop apps. It works by neutering, er, wrapping underlying native controls. Just as this approach doesn't fit mobile very well, it doesn't fit Windows Store very well either.

Just as a mobile app is not just a "little" VCL/LCL app, a Windows Store app is not just a full-screen app with touch.

Thanks.

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Re: newbie questions
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 05:13:13 pm »
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(1) _Can_ anybody create a binding for it? Here's your API's. Pick one:
Hmm... what's this? M$ is going mad %)
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(2) Would you even want to use it if available? Here's an overview of Windows Store apps:
At least I don't think I would :P

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Re: newbie questions
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 05:42:36 pm »
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(1) _Can_ anybody create a binding for it? Here's your API's. Pick one:
Hmm... what's this? M$ is going mad %)
Agreed. At least their specifying C++ + HLSL (whatever that is) makes it seem possible Lazarus+FPC may be able to use the APIs they do...

Yes, could, would, should... I do agree with the answer to "Would you even want to use it if available?" ;)
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Re: newbie questions
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 09:29:01 am »
That's really crazy.

You can't use windows7 to write applications for app-store

Msoft tries to sell Windows 8 by introducing this new app store tool.

Well let's wait an see how Msoft's windows 8 falls  :D.
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