Why Use Stingray GUI Development Software?
Stingray provides easy-to-use GUI development software for Windows applications. It allows developers to quickly create applications with many of the advanced controls used in a variety of Microsoft applications. You also get embeddable GUI components.
With Stingray, you can quickly develop complex GUI applications on Windows to create uniform and consistent user interfaces. Your GUI applications will be easy to build, maintain, and evolve when you use Stingray. You’ll even be able to span different versions of Windows with a consistent look and feel.
Let Stingray handle the GUI functionality. Your team can then focus on end-user requirements and the business logic of the application. Plus, you can easily extend and customize these base components to meet your development needs.
Advanced Look and Feel
Stingray Studio Components Make It Easy
Objective Toolkit provides a library of controls and utilities. These enhance the graphical user interface of custom applications. You can use a wide variety of powerful Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) components such as color well, tab control, calendar, currency, and calculator.
The diversity of components in Objective Toolkit makes it easy to customize and enhance your GUI applications.
Objective Grid helps you quickly deliver effective, custom spreadsheets with embedded controls. It provides a complete library of extension classes that implement a grid control. You’ll be able to manipulate data by enhancing the capabilities of cells within the grid.
Objective Grid can use multiple methods for data exchange:
- ADO and ODBC databinding.
- XML and HTML serialization.
- Interaction with Microsoft Excel.
Plus, you can migrate existing Objective Grid applications into a .NET environment — and create new components using the designer.
Objective Chart delivers high-performance, advanced charting capabilities. This includes a variety of two-dimensional chart types.
Charts provided are fully customizable and can be combined into new chart types. The collection of basic chart types include bar, line, pie, web, area, and plot types with variations on each.
Objective Chart has a class-based architecture. So, you can easily extend and enhance these basic capabilities by using the chart extension system.
Objective Edit offers an advanced text editor component with syntax coloring.
You can use Objective Edit to:
- Implement an interactive environment similar to the Microsoft Visual Studio editor
The editor can be customized for any other language.
Objective Views provides components for building drag-and-drop graphical interfaces. You can use it to incorporate custom graphical objects and enhanced drawing capabilities.
Objective Views are similar to diagramming tools (e.g., Visio) in functionality. You’ll have a canvas — a drawing surface abstraction — to use for drawing and manipulating symbols and graphics. These objects can be moved, scaled, rotated, connected, or even animated.
Features: GUI Development Tools for Windows
Stingray GUI development tools for Windows include the following key features.
Spreadsheets and Database Connectivity
Stingray enables you to create custom spreadsheets with embedded controls. These spreadsheets include many typical features, similar to Microsoft Excel.
- Apply data formatting styles to cells or ranges of cells.
- Connect directly to the data source using ODBC and ADO connections.
- View multiple levels of data within a single spreadsheet with Hierarchical Grid.
You can also use Stingray for database connectivity. This allows you to tie data sources to your components — and really quickly assemble an app with solid functionality.
Architecture and Text Editor
Stingray has a docking window architecture. This provides a modern look and feel, similar to IDEs such as Microsoft Visual Studio.
- Generate applications with a modern look-and-feel by using docking window architectures.
- Get enhanced functionality for multiple selection, bitmaps, check boxes, and fully extensible integrated grids.
It also includes an advanced text editor for source code editing. This includes syntax highlighting and viewing.
Graphs and Charts
Stingray provides over 30 graph types with support for legends, titles, labels, and curve-fitting.
In Stingray, you’ll also get access to a drag-and-drop drawing canvas. You can use this to draw and manipulate symbols and graphs. This functionality is similar to diagramming tools, such as Microsoft Visio.
Controls, Shortcuts, and More
Stingray provides simple controls to help you move quickly. These include advanced edit, combo box, color well, calculator, and currency edit. It also has customizable toolbars and menu bars to fit your team’s needs. For instance, there’s an embeddable shortcut bar that closely mimics Microsoft Outlook.
With Stingray, you also get docking windows, a floating documents interface, and layout manager to help you move faster.
Plus, you’ll have access to utility classes including image reading, compression, file handling, and a formula engine.
Get Started With Stingray
Make GUI development easier with the right tool — Stingray. Contact us today to get started with Stingray.