The [hiview] command has been introduced in version 8.2b12 of AlphaX. HIView is a new object-oriented view system available for implementing Carbon user interface elements. Beginning with Mac OS X 10.2, all of the standard controls can now be considered views. The conceptual presentation of HIViews can be found on the Apple's Developer Connection in the HIView Doc [http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Carbon/Conceptual/HIViewDoc/]. It explains the concepts behind the HIView model, covering the view embedding hierarchy (child-parent relationship) and composited drawing.
The model proposed in AlphaX by the [hiview] command parallels this view system. This approach is different from the one adopted by the [dialog] command. The main features are:
The [hiview] command is entirely documented in the file Hiview Help.html accessible from the Help menu in AlphaX and in the following pages on the wiki: