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ST 4U 372: GF ST in VA Smalltalk

April 19, 2013 11:11:24.095

Today's Smalltalk 4 You looks at the GF/ST graphics framework - which you can use in VA Smalltalk, and in other dialects as well. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:


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If you need a simple, cross dialect graphics framework, then you should probably have a look at GF/ST. In VA Smalltalk, simply load it from the "Load/Unload Features" UI. Once you've done that, you can have a look at class GFThreeDEditor for some example usage. Try this code:

GFThreeDEditor new open

You can play with the examples in there - here's the cube:


You'll want to see things in the browser to get an idea as to how they work. Take a look at the Application GFTesting, and its sub app GFTestingES. From there, you can start tracing the drawing code:


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posted by James Robertson


Re: ST 4U 372: GF ST in VA Smalltalk

[Tom K] April 19, 2013 11:44:48.459

One thing potential users might want to be aware of is that the VAST implementation only works in Windows.

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