One of the nicest things about Oracle Forms was its simple to use WYSIWYG editor for placing GUI elements (fields, buttons, comboboxes, radio buttons, etc). I've watched several of the tutorials and it appears Formspider does not use a WYSIWYG editor. Instead, GUI elements are created using a markup language.

Are there any plans to incorporate a WYSIWYG editor with the usual drag and drop capabilities?

asked 03 Jun '11, 09:30

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Joseph Charpak
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What is the current state on this? Summer '11 was some time ago.. ;)


answered 07 Aug '13, 05:39

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Hi Mazzel,

You are right. We started working on it. Then decided to move to other features that were more important for our customers.

I guess the lesson we learned from this was not to commit to fixed dates for upcoming features.

GUI Designer is still on our roadmap as stated here:

I suspect the roadmap we announced should be completed sometime in 2014 (not committing to a certain date this time but just giving a broad guideline).

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards

(07 Aug '13, 05:46) Yalim ♦♦

Yes J, there is. We are actually working on it right now. It will be ready this summer. I personally think WYSIWYG editors are overrated especially in web era where XY is not the dominant layout. However, virtually every user we talked to asked for it. So who am I to argue? :-)


answered 03 Jun '11, 23:53

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