I did a bit more experimentation yesterday with the UI and was able to package up "widget families" a bit better. I made what I called a PartyMembers::Container which positioned all of my lackies in an absolute location on the screen. From there I contained each PartyMemberN widget family in a PartyMemberN::Container, and from there, even though I had to Copy+Paste each widget instance, it was much easier and almost classlike to just copy paste things.
The only changes I needed to make were to the entities that each referred to.
The fact that you allow me at least a ParentWidget type of relationship is good enough in my view... although if you ever get the inheritance thing working, I'll be the first to try it out.
Last edited by jeremyosborne : 12-15-2010 at 02:46 PM.
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