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[EMF Forms] Which are its limits? [message #1741185] Tue, 23 August 2016 15:04 Go to next message
Andrea Genovese is currently offline Andrea GenoveseFriend
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Hello everyone,
I recently started using EMF Forms and I find it really amazing!
But, as I'm learning about it more and more, I started wondering, which are its limits? Are there situations in which manual coding is preferable?
Re: [EMF Forms] Which are its limits? [message #1741294 is a reply to message #1741185] Wed, 24 August 2016 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jonas Helming is currently offline Jonas HelmingFriend
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As EMF Forms allows to plugin custom renderers, you can always implement
parts of the UI manually. Typically that extensibility is used to
implement custom controls or custom layouts. Therefore, you can combine
manually written parts with the generic framework.
Those custom renderers can then reuse many framework services, e.g. for
databinding or layouting. So EMF Forms does not forbid you to implement
parts of the UI yourself, actually this is a standard case.

I hope this answers a part of your question.

Can you explain a bit on what specific limits you would expect?

On 23.08.2016 20:03, Andrea Genovese wrote:
> Hello everyone, I recently started using EMF Forms and I find it really
> amazing!
> But, as I'm learning about it more and more, I started wondering, which
> are its limits? Are there situations in which manual coding is preferable?
>
Re: [EMF Forms] Which are its limits? [message #1741297 is a reply to message #1741185] Wed, 24 August 2016 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jonas Helming is currently offline Jonas HelmingFriend
Messages: 699
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
As EMF Forms allows to plugin custom renderers, you can always implement
parts of the UI manually. Typically that extensibility is used to
implement custom controls or custom layouts. Therefore, you can combine
manually written parts with the generic framework.
Those custom renderers can then reuse many framework services, e.g. for
databinding or layouting. So EMF Forms does not forbid you to implement
parts of the UI yourself, actually this is a standard case.

I hope this answers a part of your question.

Can you explain a bit on what specific limits you would expect?

On 23.08.2016 20:03, Andrea Genovese wrote:
> Hello everyone, I recently started using EMF Forms and I find it really
> amazing!
> But, as I'm learning about it more and more, I started wondering, which
> are its limits? Are there situations in which manual coding is preferable?
>
Re: [EMF Forms] Which are its limits? [message #1741299 is a reply to message #1741185] Wed, 24 August 2016 08:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jonas Helming is currently offline Jonas HelmingFriend
Messages: 699
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
As EMF Forms allows to plugin custom renderers, you can always implement
parts of the UI manually. Typically that extensibility is used to
implement custom controls or custom layouts. Therefore, you can combine
manually written parts with the generic framework.
Those custom renderers can then reuse many framework services, e.g. for
databinding or layouting. So EMF Forms does not forbid you to implement
parts of the UI yourself, actually this is a standard case.

I hope this answers a part of your question.

Can you explain a bit on what specific limits you would expect?

On 23.08.2016 20:03, Andrea Genovese wrote:
> Hello everyone, I recently started using EMF Forms and I find it really
> amazing!
> But, as I'm learning about it more and more, I started wondering, which
> are its limits? Are there situations in which manual coding is preferable?
>
Re: [EMF Forms] Which are its limits? [message #1741711 is a reply to message #1741299] Sun, 28 August 2016 11:27 Go to previous message
Andrea Genovese is currently offline Andrea GenoveseFriend
Messages: 6
Registered: August 2016
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Thank you for your answer!
Actually I don't really know what limits to expect, it's just that I was wondering if there was a case in which using EMF Forms was not the best option aviable, but only because I can't think of one.
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