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Third party UI components: do you use them?

Survey period: 9 Oct 2017 to 16 Oct 2017

UI controls range from standard system controls to advanced commercial UI frameworks. Where on this spectrum do you typically sit?

OptionVotes% 
We use commercial third party UI components34339.02
We use free and/or open-source UI components45551.76
We use UI components we build ourselves44650.74
We use the components offered by our IDE (eg Visual Studio, Android studio)51858.93
We use the UI components available as standard on our platform (eg Windows Common Controls, Standard HTML controls etc)41747.44
I don't write applications that have UI controls.586.60
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
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Marc Greiner at home9-Oct-17 22:04 
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Marc Greiner at home11-Oct-17 3:16
Marc Greiner at home11-Oct-17 3:16 
You are a lucky man: you are having an optimal project.

We use XAF in conjunction with a 25 year old app developed in Clipper at the start, and later in VB6.

XAF allowed us to replace most parts of a 40+ man × year product in less than three years, getting a modern look and feel, WinForms + Web applications, while adding new features to our product.

XAF lets us "map" even quite badly conceived database tables (from Clipper times, but also from recent conception errors...) to C# business objects, for example bypassing foreign keys enforcing or the use of "half" foreign keys in the VB6 app.
It enables us to keep compatible with the legacy VB6 app.
When the legacy app will no more be useful (maybe in 2 years time), we will be able to redesign/optimize what needs to.

The work didn't go without sweat: the learning curve is steep.
But it was THE WAY to move from VB6 to a Web/WinForms technology, in a short period of time.

modified 11-Oct-18 7:18am.

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