Advice on Grid for Visual Studio Developers?

10 Jun 2009 - 9:09pm
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j.scot
2008

Is anyone aware of a developer's reference on defining a layout grid
(or the atomic unit thereof) in Visual Studio? I've tried searching,
but am perhaps not using the right search terms.

I mentioned the need for all our UIs to be designed according to a
grid, and got some "deer in the headlights." And when I used 960
site as a means to convey my point, they got it... but responded with
"that's CSS - for web development. We're building desktop apps, and
we're not aware of any way to define a layout grid in Visual Studio -
short of manually placing each grid line, for each project -- which
we're not going to do."

Thanks!
Scot

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11 Jun 2009 - 4:07am
Faisal
2009

I'm not sure what type of desktop app you're going to create. There's a Grid in WPF which you can use as a layout panel.

11 Jun 2009 - 8:54am
ambroselittle
2008

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 3:09 PM, j.scot <scot at nicetempo.com> wrote:

> Is anyone aware of a developer's reference on defining a layout grid
> (or the atomic unit thereof) in Visual Studio?

Full disclosure: I work for Infragistics.

But I'm not recommending this because of that fact. It's just we have
something that can help with this:
http://www.infragistics.com/dotnet/netadvantage/winforms/wingridbaglayoutpanel.aspx

WPF has a built in Grid layout element that I suspect you could use to
create a consistent grid layout in that technology.

Also, FWIW, we cover the Grid Layout pattern
(Rich<http://quince.infragistics.com/#/Main/ViewPattern$pattern=Grid+Layout>
/HTML <http://quince.infragistics.com/Patterns/Grid%20Layout.html>) in our
UX patterns explorer, Quince.

HTH.

-ambrose

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