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
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.
#6 Re: Mot
Tuesday October 22nd, 2002 11:42 AM
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The actual French term is "bon mot" ("good word"), but it is sometimes abbreviated in English usage to simply "mot" ("mot juste" is another commonly borrowed phrase from French).