What kind of app to draw the GUI(Wait on line)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nothing96, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. nothing96 macrumors member

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    (GUI --> Graphic User Interface).
    Okay,

    I have very urgent question, I am in the public computer room

    anyway, I am programer, so I need to make the GUI design first.

    Can anyone suggest any Application(under mac) which can draw most of the Controls,
    such as, slider, drop down list, .....


    thanks so much..

    cheer.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Xtools.
     
  3. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    Uhh, nice guess, but not quite. ;)

    If you're running Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther", you can download Apple's Xcode for free which includes Interface Builder. If you're running an earlier version of OS X, you can find the OS X Developer tools for your version on Apple site (it includes interface builder as well).

    If you're running a Mac OS "Classic" version, such as Mac OS 8 through 9.x, there are no free options - you'll have to buy either REALBasic or MetroWerks's CodeWarrior.



    Hope this helps!
    iindigo
     
  4. nothing96 thread starter macrumors member

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    Maybe I do not state clearly in the original post,
    I mean, when i design the GUI, then I can add some
    comment to it, you know, draw some circle on some button, and explain with text, what is that about.


    Any good App to suggest,
    cheer.
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    If you're talking about adding tooltips to a button so that when you leave the mouse pointer over it, it explains the function, Interface Builder, which is part of Xcode can do that.
     
  6. nothing96 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for replay, but
    I am not talking about programming, I am only talking about drawing the graphics, which can be export to the pdf.

    cheer.
     
  7. HexMonkey Administrator

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    If I understand you correctly, then you can use Interface Builder for this. If the Developer tools are installed (they come with Panther), it is located at /Developer/Applications/Interface Builder. You can use that to create windows and put controls on them, and then you can use command-shift-3 or command-shift-4 to take screenshots of it, which are saved as pdf files on the desktop.
     

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