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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Have you taken a look at possibilities like wxPerl [sourceforge.net], Tk, Gtk or Win32::GUI???

    There is enough GUI goodness for Perl!

    • I have. Tk is pretty much ruled out becuase it doesn't look like a windows application. This might sound harsh, but it makes sense for us. I have experimented with Tk, I sent a small app to a client and he was frustrated by the file open dialog as it had a 'home' button that didn't work and you couldn't choose a disk/networked drive.

      wxPerl looks promising but the lack of documentation is a factor. I'm also not sure if I'm that keen on creating forms without a GUI. The Visual Studio .NET GUI is very slick and impressive. Microsoft always seems to excel at this.

      • I agree completely on the Tk story. wxPerl indeed lacks documentation (working on it Sir!), but what do you mean by creating forms without a GUI? wxPerl is all about GUI....

      • I sent a small app to a client and he was frustrated by the file open dialog as it had a 'home' button that didn't work and you couldn't choose a disk/networked drive

        You need Tk::DirSelect [kristi.ca] (follow the link to downloads and screenshots)

        • I actually found that today, but couldn't get the code to work. I wanted a widget that could select a directory. Eventually I found some code that got a Tk::DirTree and worked ok (linked towards the bottom of that page). The main problem I have is that Tk programs look icky. Tk::DirSelect looks really amateur compared to today's graduated fills, recessed buttons etc on win32.