Dynamic Dialog Tools (DDT)

Welcome to PowerBASIC's powerful and improved Dynamic Dialog Tools™. DDT allows a BASIC programmer to easily create a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for an application using simple BASIC statements. With DDT, there's no need to stress over learning how to effectively use GUI design software that contains icons you don't understand and also hundreds of cryptic "property" settings. With DDT, your PowerBASIC application or DLL can create user interface dialogs "on the fly".

For programmers who are familiar with DDT, you will find that PowerBASIC has expanded the DDT implementation even further in this version of PowerBASIC, with advanced features such as User Data storage and accelerator tables.

This chapter describes PowerBASIC's Dynamic Dialog Tools and how to easily create full-featured Graphical User Interfaces in your code.


See Also 

Creating a Dialog

Adding Controls to the Dialog

Modal vs. Modeless


Control Styles


Dialog Styles


Menu Walkthrough

More on the Menu

Menu State

Menu Example