Xojo Classes to implement StackViews by using ContainerControls

Current Version: 1.0.7 (June 04, 2019)

macOS Mojave 10.14
Windows 10
Linux Mint 19
Elementary OS 5.0 Juno

The use of Xojo 2018.3 is recommended.

The classes enable a StackView, similar to Apple's NSStackView, to be used natively across platforms (macOS, Windows, Linux) with the help of ContainerControls. New in this version is support for Microsoft Windows, which requires Xojo Release 2018.1 or higher, as this version takes big steps forward in reducing flickering under Windows. The StackView was tested under Windows 10. The demo project was optimized for all three platforms. If the project is executed or compiled for Windows, the method PrepareForWindows takes over all adjustments for the controls within the StackView to create a flicker-free version.

Under Linux, the controls of the demo project automatically adapt to the system sizes of the respective distribution.


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User opinions

🇩🇪 By Markus W. (03. JUL 2018)

Martin's StackView class is pure Xojo and uses three levels of ContainerControls. And with the improvements for Windows in Xojo 2018 R1.1 it doesn't flicker on Windows. And it works on Linux.

🇺🇸 By Tim J. (07 JUN 2018)

I love this - Man, where were you 2 months ago? I've just completed my own implementation of something similar and your 15 Euros is a bargain compared to the hours that we spent ...