Subject Re: [IBO] Helen, can you upload the source of IBO infobase?
Author Helen Borrie (TeamIBO)
At 08:30 PM 03-03-02 +0000, you wrote:
>I've seen the screenshots of your IBO Ifobase program.
>Very nice screenshots, really :)
>Two questions:
>a) could you upload the source and the database metadata? I do really
>would like to learn from you code. Lot of people could benefit from it...

No, not at present, since it uses a proprietary component (the
DBExplorer). Jason has suggested that I think about making an off-line
version of the FAQ app and that we make this and the database available as
a resource. If he is agreeable, and I avoid proprietary components, we
could make the source available with it.

>b) why not use VirtualTreeview? There is a IB_ compatible layer in the
>"file" section of the list, and it's used by Marathon. It's open source,
>very very fast and really good looking...

Two reasons: first, it wasn't around when I wrote the IBOBase
client. Second, it doesn't do any of the database stuff that TDBExplorer
does. It is a brilliant component. To get that behaviour, I would have to
write a rather complex virtual treeview descendant and I simply have not
had time to do it...but I'm working on a new project at the moment, so I
might give it a go this time around.

Helen Borrie (TeamIBO Support)

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