Gambas/Components

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GB Components[edit]

Components are Gambas plug-ins that add new functionality to your applications (by adding new classes to the interpreter).

A Gambas project has a list of components to be loaded at startup; you can find and modify this list by selecting Project > Properties from the Project window, and clicking the Components tab.

A Gambas project without any components is a simple text-only application. To become a true graphical application, a project must use at least the gb.qt component. To access a database, use the gb.db component. And so forth...

  • gb - Gambas internal native classes
  • gb.compress - Compression library
  • gb.db - Database access component
  • gb.debug - Gambas application debugger helper
  • gb.eval - Gambas expression evaluator
  • gb.gtk - Graphical GTK+ toolkit component
  • gb.net - Networking component
  • gb.net.curl - Network high-level protocols management
  • gb.pcre - Perl-compatible Regular Expression Matching
  • gb.qt - Graphical QT toolkit component
  • gb.qt.editor - Gambas editor with syntax highlighting
  • gb.qt.ext - Graphical QT toolkit extension component
  • gb.qt.kde - KDE integration and scripting
  • gb.qt.kde.html - KDE web browser
  • gb.sdl - Library based on SDL
  • gb.sdl.image - 2D Library based on SDL
  • gb.sdl.sound - Sound library based on SDL
  • gb.vb - Visual Basic compatibility
  • gb.xml.libxml - XML tools based on libxml
  • gb.xml.libxml.rpc - XML-RPC client based on libxml and libcurl
  • gb.xml.libxml.xslt - XSLT tools based on libxslt

Add some new components[edit]

You can load new components using by going to the main Project window and selecting Project > Properties.

Now, choosing the Components tab, you'll find a selectable list of the Gambas components. Tick the ones you want, untick the ones you don't.

You'll also be shown a hint with the name of the additional controls e.g.: QT when you load gb.qt.ext.

List of the Gambas components[edit]

  • gb
    • Gambas internal native classes
  • gb.compress
    • Compression library
  • gb.db
    • Database access component
  • gb.debug
    • Gambas application debugger helper
  • gb.eval
    • Gambas expression evaluator
  • gb.net
    • Networking component
      • Controls: DnsClient, ServerSocket, SerialPort, Socket, UdpSocket
  • gb.qt
    • Graphical QT toolkit component
      • Controls: Label, TextLabel, PictureBox, ProgressBar, Button, CheckBox, RadioButton, ToggleButton, ToolButton, TextBox, ComboBox, TextArea, ListBox, ListView, TreeView, IconView, GridView, ColumnView, HBox, VBox, HPanel, VPanel, Frame, Panel, TabStrip, ScrollView, DrawingArea, Timer
  • gb.qt.editor
    • Gambas editor with syntax highlighting
      • Controls: GambasEditor
  • gb.qt.ext
    • Graphical QT toolkit extension component
      • Controls: LCDNumber, Dial, SpinBox, ScrollBar, Slider, MovieBox, TableView, HSplit, VSplit, Workspace, TextView
  • gb.qt.kde
    • KDE integration and scripting
      • Controls: URLLabel, ColorBox, DatePicker

Experimental Components[edit]

WARNING: These are in the BETA stage of development and might be changed at any time.

  • gb.qt.kde.html
    • KDE web browser
  • gb.vb
    • Visual Basic compatibility
  • gb.xml.libxml
    • XML tools based on libxml
  • gb.xml.libxml.rpc
    • XML-RPC client based on libxml and libcurl
  • gb.xml.libxml.xslt
    • XSLT tools based on libxslt