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Commands: HiviewCommand

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 []. 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:

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