Is there a scripting tool to build GUIs?

Discussion in 'Java' started by Sn0tters@yahoo.co.uk, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Sorry for the cross post but java.gui is an extremely quiet group.

    Hi,

    I looking at writing an app and I have had an idea about the gui, but I
    want to check if it's been done before. None of my googling has come up
    with anything.

    My app has the gui running in a seperate thread, which talks to the
    main part of the app using RMI.

    I was thinking of writing the UI so that the graphical part of it would
    be constructed using a script, so that users could then change the
    functionality of it in the future.

    The script would basically expose the RMI interface so that windows,
    buttons and user events, etc could be mapped on to RMI messages.

    There would obviously have to be logic then to define how the various
    components interact, maybe in a MVC kind of way.

    Anyway, does anyone know if such a thing already exists?

    Thanks
    Wil
     
    , Jul 19, 2005
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  2. HK Guest

    The obvious answer to the question supplied in the subject is:

    www.tcl.tk

    wrote:
    > I was thinking of writing the UI so that the graphical part of it would
    > be constructed using a script, so that users could then change the
    > functionality of it in the future.


    I guess you are then looking for Java scripting (not to
    be confused with javascript, of course) for which you
    could then try

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tcljava/

    or, if you like python better:

    http://www.jython.org/

    Harald.
     
    HK, Jul 19, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Is there a library to allow users to create their own GUI for my app? [was Re: Is there a scripting tool to build GUIs?]

    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm not sure if Tcl is really what I'm after, so in that respect I'll
    change my mispleading subject!

    I'm really looking to write / ( use someone else's ) library that will
    allow the flow of a GUI to be stored in flat files so that ordinary
    users can easily adapt it to their own look and feel. If I am to write
    my own I'd like to make it so that other developers could easily use it
    as well, hopefully by just popping it ( pretty much ) on to their RMI.

    Also in that respect and knowing my end users, I'd like to make it easy
    to change the look ( read skin, widgets ) which I think is not suited
    to Tcl.

    Cheers
    Wil
     
    , Jul 19, 2005
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