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5 - The Frame Designer in Boa Constructor [ID:1042] (5/9)

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This is a brief tour of the Designer in Boa Constructor, which lets you place and move wxPython widgets around on a design window, allowing you to get a sense of how your app will look. Although ultimately I recommend using wxPython sizers, sometimes for beginners it is useful to play with moving widgets manually to try out different layout schemes. More advanced users could also use it to make a quick "sketch" of their layouts before using sizers.

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Very useful for newies on these tools

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12. anonymous Sat, 21 Nov 2009 14:51

Thanks this is a big help for me in learning how to use boa. This as well as all the other in this series.

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10. anonymous Wed, 28 Oct 2009 06:24

Great Videos. I am a total beginner and they are helping a lot

good tutorial. anchors, is that what gives it the ability to change sizes and move widgets around. did you mention that it is deprecated. Oh my, does mean that boa constructor loses its ability to be like visual studio and vertical and horizontal panes must be used?

8. anonymous Fri, 10 Jul 2009 09:27

Nice bite-sized tutorial. I knew most of this from other IDEs as it acts in a similar manner. I am looking forward to trying to make sense of sizers. I do have a question that doesn't relate to this video. What happens when I load in some of my current working (probably poorliy organized) code into this ide. It seems very regimented. How will it handle alien wxpython/python code??

7. anonymous Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:15

Hm, pretty vague

6. anonymous Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:22

nice video thanks

5. anonymous Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:56

I was totally lost when he described sizers. He brings up a frame that he already built that had sizers and explains how to use them but never explains how to add sizers. I added the two sizers that he used but I could never get the green border. I replayed the video a dozen times thinking that I must have missed something.

He said that he'd explain sizers in a future video but why explain it now? I became frustrated with this video.

4. anonymous Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:13

Excellent jump start for tying object to events. I was utterly clueless on how to use Boa until I came across this series.

3. anonymous Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:41

Great! I'd like to see more!

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