• jan@cosmigo.com

Better panel management


#1

What if Pro Motion implemented real panel docking?
Allowing the user total freedom in how he split apart or docked together individual panels/panel tabs.
Doing things like dragging the Background tab out of the Layers panel and docking it into another panel’s tab group and just docking it elsewhere as a lone panel would be possible.

This is how Visual Studio and most Adobe software works.

Recently, the dockpanel suite was brought back to life and improved. http://dockpanelsuite.com/
Maintained on github. It supports re-skinning and has a lot of features.


I know from personal experience that complex user interface dev can be a complete nightmare, but this is an area where I see a way for Pro Motion to elevate itself higher over other pixel art software and help attract more users with a more modern and user-friendly ui.
Just an idea.


#2

Planned, but it’s not a .Net application, so I have to rely on what the UI dev system provides. It’s one of the next things after 7.3/spring release that have to be done, also in preparation of supporting DPI awareness.


#3

Ah, yes, I was going to mention .NET and frameworks, but don’t really know enough about them. I figured you would know plenty since you’ve been down this road before in developing Pro Motion.

Your upcoming updates to PM are going to be great. Looking forward to it!


#4

But still struggling with re-coding all the inner tool engine. I’m still not there where I would like to be at that point of time :roll_eyes: