APL+Win Wish List for APL+Win v11

General discussions on potential enhancements to the APL+Win system.

APL+Win Wish List for APL+Win v11

Postby Eric.Lescasse » January 13th, 2011, 8:48 am

Here is a Wish List containing my own wish list items as well as those received from several different customers for APL+Win v11 (and later), during the past 3 months.

The order in which items are displayed does not reflect any priority or importance order.

1. Change APL+Win to use dot notation for objects to replace []wi (retain []wi for upward compatibility purposes)

2. Intellisense for APL variables and objects (+ object properties, methods, events) using dot notation, in the APL Session and in the Editor

3. Built in interface to .Net allowing to use the .Net Framework from APL+Win

4. Update the APL+Win documentation to the latest APL+Win Release (10.3 as of today)

5. Publish the APL+Win printed documentation at www.Lulu.com so that APL+Win users could purchase Printed Manuals directly to Lulu. This would allow us to get APL+Win printed manuals, if we want, without requiring much work to be done by APL2000

6. New option in File menu allowing to export a workspace as a .Net DLL

7. Find agreements with 3rd party vendors who have real good product to possibly include these products with APL+Win (SpreadsheetGear?, etc.)

8. Implementing some Refactoring functions in the Editor in a right click context menu (like done in Visual Studio):
- Rename
- Extract Method
- Encapsulate Field
- Extract Interface
- Remove Parameters
- Reorder Parameters
whatever is relevant and useful in APL+Win.

9. 64-bit version of APL+Win

10. Multi-thread version of APL+Win

11. A new Ribbon control object allowing to create Office 2007,2010-like ribbons in APL+Win forms

12. A integrated graphics package allowing to do 3D graphics in APL+Win

13. Have a .INI switch parameter allowing to have variables being local by default (like in Visual APL)

14. Dynamic functions
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Postby Chizever » August 4th, 2011, 11:57 pm

Number 21 is already available with the ]WSVIEW command.

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Comments 'for the record'

Postby joe_blaze » October 18th, 2011, 12:52 am

Items already available in VisualAPL:
#1, #2, #3, #5, #6, #8, #9, #10, #11, #13, #14, #15, #18, #19, #21, #22, #25, #26.

Comments on other selected items:
#4 Installed with APL+Win v10 are pdf and doc format updates to the system documentation.

#7 The best 'discount' available for Spreadsheetgear appears to be here: http://www.xlsoft.com/en/products/sprea ... chase.html

#10 and #17 APLNext Supervisor provides user-controlled multi-threading support for APL+Win

#12 Microsoft Excel is probably the best, reasonably-priced product for 3-d graphics and both VisualAPL and APL+Win are easily integrated with it.

#16 Might be possible to establish a file-level indicator which accumulated the latest dates of change information for any component in the file. Some potential issues include dropped components handling and performance reduction.

#19 APL+Win V10.x provided for programmer-controlled printing of Unicode characters which can include the line-draw glyphs.

#20 Possibly the new APL+Win V10.x ‘crash recovery mechanism’ would be appropriate.
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