Drag-and-drop programming environment
Algorithm is a software utility that aims to make software creation a simple and intuitive task, by eliminating the need to write lengthy code and keep track of many different files and libraries at the same time. Hence, by providing you with a creative drag-and-drop interface, you are able to achieve comparable results without having too much experience when it comes to programming.
In order to achieve this, the application contains a few predefined objects you can place into your project, such as calendars, buttons, combo boxes and labels. In addition, all of these can be easily placed on the already created window form, which spares you the trouble of having to create one from scratch and deal with the Win32 API syntax.
Add custom events and actions
Despite the fact that you can easily add a wide array of elements to your program, they also need to have a function, so that they can be useful to the person using your application. To this effect, Algorithm allows you to add events to each item you add to the form, which takes place whenever a certain action is undertaken by the user.
Thus, whether you click on a button or you focus on a certain field, there are a few types of events that can follow the said actions, each one of which affects a certain value in your program. In addition, you can also change the properties of various other elements, such as the main window or the object that is currently in use.
A simple and straightforward application creator
Although you cannot develop too complex programs from within a drag-and-drop interface, Algorithm is a good way to start making your way up to more difficult programming languages. In addition, the intuitive controls and the easy-to-use GUI make the application a very good option for absolute beginners as well.
Reviewed by Alexandru Dulcianu, last updated on August 11th, 2014
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