MSDN Magazine Article on XML-Based GUIs

Tuesday October 22nd, 2002

Jacob pointed us towards an interesting Microsoft MSDN Magazine article on using XML to create user interfaces. In the tutorial, Paul DiLascia describes how to "develop an XML-based GUI language parser for .NET that lets you code resources, menus, toolbars, and status bars in XML instead of with procedural code." It introduces new XML elements, including <toolbar>, <button> and <menuitem>. Sound familiar? We thought so.

To be fair, DiLascia, who doesn't work for Microsoft, does acknowledge the influence of XUL, though he states, somewhat bizarrely, that it was developed by the "Java language folks". You can download the MotLib.NET C# class library for use in your own .NET applications but note that Microsoft restrictions prevent you from using it in open-source projects.

#11 Thanks for the English class :)

by eiseli

Tuesday October 22nd, 2002 6:10 PM

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Yep. Subject says it all. However I still can add that the meaning of "bon mot" in french just means "correct word". You'll find tons of french pages using "bon mot", but in the following contexts: "how to choose a good password" (bon mot de passe) or "fill in the blank with the correct (matching) word". So the _english_ expression means "witty comment", and has its origin in French. But it _definitely_ is not french.