[linux-audio-dev] MVC again

Lukas Degener AFBLukas at gmx.de
Tue Jun 3 15:28:01 UTC 2003

>MVC sure is a great thing, but I would like to see a concrete
>toolkit or a hint list which helps me in making perfect MVC
>code immediately. Is it even possible to write a MVC toolkit?

>What would be in such a toolkit?
Depends on what the toolkit is ment to do. The most consequent use of 
mvc patterns that i saw so far is found within the JFC/Swing classes. 
(Although there "View" and "Controller" are often(or always?) the same 
object iirc. )
It's been a long time since i last did something in java, so i can't 
come up with concrete class names, but i think that for instance there 
was this Table/TableModel etc. Actualy almost any gui component within 
swing is designed as a specific "view" on a certain data "model", even 
for simple things: You could consider the JButton as "View" on a JAction 

So if you want concrete examples of this and other  design patterns, 
this might be interesting to have a look on. Its nicely API-documented 
at java.sun.com and i think there was also a very good tutorial on Swing 
in particular.
Many of these patterns could easily be ported to c++, others might be a 
bit more tricky to port, since they depend on garbage collection, which 
is a luxury c++ can not effort/offer.

Hope this is usefull to you.

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