October 2010 Developer's Poll

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What IDE layout do you use?

(a) All or most windows docked
21
72%
(b) Mostly undocked with embedded VCL Forms designer
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No votes
(c) Mostly undocked with floating VCL Forms designer
8
28%
 
Total votes : 29

October 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby Damon » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:34 pm

I use the undocked layout with a floating designer. Just can't get used to anything else. Too many years of conditioning with BCB 1-6 I suppose.

How about everyone else?

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Re: October 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby 2ffat » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:00 am

When I got Builder 2010, I left everything as the default docked. For BCB6, I use the default undocked. I've found that it is easier to use the defaults instead of trying to change everything and then forgetting how it was if I need to reinstall something.
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Re: October 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby smays » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:00 pm

It surprises me how many votes there are for (a). I voted (c). Largely based on what Damon said, but also because I want to have as much code space and form space as possible and I find having stuff docked is too restrictive. I remember a lot of the posts people put out there asking how to undo the docked windows when BCB2006 came out. I thought there was going to be rioting in the streets.

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Re: October 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby juanma » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:43 am

When I changed to cb2007 I thoght that was impossible to work with the IDE docked (little space for the code, after I saw a video how to config the IDE for 'maxcode'), but now I think I can't work with undocked mode.
I have on the right 'project manager/structure/objet inspector/tool palette' in the same box, and at the begining it was autohiden, now with a 20'' monitor is fix an I have enough (never get the right) space to the code.
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Re: October 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby Damon » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:40 pm

smays wrote:It surprises me how many votes there are for (a). I voted (c). Largely based on what Damon said, but also because I want to have as much code space and form space as possible and I find having stuff docked is too restrictive.


Steve,

Seems like you and I are in the minority. :shock: I totally share your view on the restrictiveness. Using the embedded designer feels like trying to paint a mural looking through a microscope! So much scrolling... (Perhaps if there were a zoom feature, it might be doable.)

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Re: October 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby smays » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:14 pm

The docked view reminds me of LabView, which, to me, represents the exact opposite of productivity.

On the other hand, I want to see Embarcadero/CodeGear (whoever) continue to ship Builder and if docked views make people happy and want to continue to buy it, then so be it.

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Re: October 2010 Developer's Poll

Postby juanma » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:31 am

In what way procductivity?
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