[MonoDevelop] class wizard

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 17:39:41 EST 2008

On Feb 5, 2008 5:30 PM, Michael Hutchinson <m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2008 3:32 PM, Chris Howie <cdhowie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ack, please no multi-page-wizard-thingy.  They are horrid and a big
> > waste of time for everyone involved.
> I think that here they can be justified.
> 1. there are too many features to fit on one page
> 2. The individual pages could be re-used as separate tools
> 3. Reasonable use of defaults (enter in last box on a page goes to
> next page, for example) and shortcuts (onmipresent _Finish button
> shorcusts the wizard) should make it efficient to use
> 4. it's a "wizard" :)

Then at least provide an alternative for people like me who maybe want
to edit something without clicking back three times, editing, clicking
forward three times...

Wizards can be useful but in this case they hide widgets without any
good reason.  And re-using things is easy as it is, just design a
reusable model.

Chris Howie

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