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Re^5: "Like trying to find water in a desert"

by HelenCr (Monk)
on Mar 09, 2013 at 10:36 UTC ( #1022551=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: wxPerl fails with a cryptic message: "variable is not of type Wx::Point"
in thread wxPerl fails with a cryptic message: "variable is not of type Wx::Point"

James (jmlynesjr): Thank you for your positive answer.

I have downloaded the Smart, Roebling et Al. document you mentioned. It refers to samples/examples, but does not contain them. Can you refer me to the examples?

Referring to the dearth and scarcity of documentation on wxPerl, I can't seem to find good wxPerl documentation on wxListCTRL, and especially on tying a database table to a list control - while there is lots of Python documentation.

It's interesting to note this emotional expression of frustration: Quote:

Trying to search for solutions in the WxPerl arena is like trying to find water in a desert, docs and good examples are slim to none.

Many thanks again - Helen

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Re^6: "Like trying to find water in a desert"
by stefbv (Deacon) on Mar 09, 2013 at 12:25 UTC
    There is a new site:, maintained by Mark Dootson that looks promising as a reference regarding WxPerl documentation.
      no offline docs (esp chm) download -- i live on the chm
Re^6: "Like trying to find water in a desert"
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 09, 2013 at 11:05 UTC
Re^6: "Like trying to find water in a desert"
by jmlynesjr (Hermit) on Mar 10, 2013 at 02:15 UTC


    I have seen the references to the samples/examples, but I haven't found them either. The wxBook references a CDROM that didn't come with my book. The wxPerl Demo package is pretty good, but the wrapper code added to allow the mass of widgets to be included into a unified application can add to the confusion.

    In addition, the questions come in multiple layers. Once you get past the "Hello World" and individual widget examples, there's finding information on the style and structure of complete applications which is maybe not just a wxPerl issue.

    Just post specific questions here and to the mailing list and see what comes up. Please note when you cross post to multiple forums.:)

    Update1: See the file "TheBridge" on the GitHub repository to see where I have gotten so far in documenting the next steps. This is a draft that I hope to keep adding to.


    There's never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over...

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