I’m a big fan of the Einhugur control suite for REALbasic. In particular, the Einhugur TreeView, Calendar, Date, and Time controls often find their way into my projects, both internally and for consulting projects. The StyleGrid also gets some consideration for many projects as well.
A recent post on the Monkeybread Software blog mentions a number of bugs about the ComboBox control. I agree with Christian’s assessment of the state of the ComboBox control. I made a comment (currently awaiting moderation) that I thought that a 3rd party could sell a full-featured combobox control.
I’ve mentioned in the past that I would help finance someone to come up with a cross-platform WebKit plugin and, as of yet, no one has made one or approached me taking me up on the offer. REAL Software has indicated that they’re looking at it. Given their workload I’m not sure I expect it anytime soon.
I’m also a big fan of the True North Software Formatted Text Control. I’ve used it in quite a few projects and find it to be a very nice replacement for the the TextArea control. For now, it’s the best way to get true RTF support in your REALbasic application. It’s also very extensible so if you need it to do something special you can modify the source to do it (though it might be a lot of work).
Other things I’d like to see:
- A multi-column popupmenu/combobox
- A grid control that supported container controls hosted in individual cells
- A list view that could switch between column (Mac OS X), TreeView, List, and Icon View.
What is on your wish list of controls for REALbasic that are currently not available? Why isn’t there a bigger market for 3rd party controls?