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Resethel

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Advices needed for a HUD/GUI
« on: July 24, 2015, 08:51:15 pm »
Hello everyone,

I've reached, in a recent project, the point where I must develop a HUD/GUI.
So I was wondering, how to correctly implement it?

Right now the solution I'm trying to build is:

  • Creating a base class from which each widget like buttons, sliders (and so on) will inherit
  • Creating a HUD/GUI class which will contain all the widget currently displayed, create them and draw them
  • The HUD/GUI class could handle the widgets' informations, I mean when I click on a button, the information will be sent to the HUD/GUI container class which will perform an action according to the message received

But I guess there are plenty of flaws by this method. So I thought that the HUD could be build as a single class with a vertex array, but I have no clue how to handle the "widgets" this way...

So I was wondering, is my first idea good and how can I improve it?Is the second method better? or should I process in a totally other way?

Anyway, thanks a lot for hearing my request :)

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Re: Advices needed for a HUD/GUI
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2015, 09:21:43 pm »
It's a rather abstract topic and I'm not sure you explained your idea well enough for others to understand it in-depth.
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Re: Advices needed for a HUD/GUI
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2015, 09:40:25 pm »
If you would like to use an existing library, SFGUI is an option:

http://sfgui.sfml-dev.de/

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Re: Advices needed for a HUD/GUI
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2015, 09:13:20 am »
Here's a quick in dirty setup I threw together a bit ago. It relies heavily on sfml, you might be able to use it as base to get working on your message passing thing you were talking about. https://bitbucket.org/Verrazano/sassy