2/18/2004 - Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS), the leading supplier of user interface development tools for professionals, announced the general availability of QicsTable, a sophisticated grid/table object enabling Qt developers to build applications that include a more powerful spreadsheet-like user interface. Built on the Qt framework from Trolltech AS, applications written with QicsTable can run -- without changes -- on Windows, MacOS, Linux, and UNIX based systems.
Applications often use tables where a large amount of related data needs to be presented in the familiar rows-and-columns format. Demanding applications, such as those used in the animation, petrochemical, financial, and military sectors, often require more advanced functionality such as sorting, grouping, highlighting, and editing as well as the ability to insert widgets into cells and to assemble custom printouts. Until now, building these advanced functions with the native Qt components was difficult or impossible. QicsTable's extended API gives developers a direct and easy-to-program way to provide table-based interfaces that respond to end-users' demands.
"We discovered 18 months ago that developers in these demanding industries needed an advanced table for Qt and were investing man-years in creating their own," said Mark Hatch, Chief Operating Officer of ICS. "With their needs in mind, we developed a high performance table component that enables a richer user experience while handling even the largest of data sets."
"QicsTable provides a powerful add-on solution that helps Qt address the needs of Enterprise developers building high performance computing applications in animation, oil and gas, engineering, financial and aerospace industries," stated Haavard Nord, Trolltech's CEO. "We are pleased that ICS is committed to extending the range of product and training solutions available to Qt developers."
QicsTable is available under both the GNU Public License (GPL) and a commercial source license. Source code is provided under both licenses, so that developers are able to build QicsTable in their specific development environment. Evaluation versions of QicsTable for Windows, Linux, and UNIX platforms can be downloaded from http://www.ics.com/qt.
In addition to QicsTable, ICS offers graphing and testing tools as well as training for Qt. GraphPak is an object-oriented programming library that provides software developers with a set of C++ objects to easily create charts or graphs that aid in the visual presentation of technical and business data. KD Executor is a noninvasive, advanced regression testing harness for Qt that uses the actual application to record tests that can be later played back on the target computer system to verify proper operation of the application.
Driven by the belief that the success of any software application depends on the intuitiveness of the user interface, Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. of Cambridge, MA,The User Interface Company®, is the world's leading provider of advanced user-interface development tools and services for professional software engineers in the aerospace, petrochemical, transportation, military, communications, entertainment, scientific, and financial industries. Long recognized as the platform of choice for visually developing mission-critical, high-performance Motif applications, ICS' BX series of GUI builders has recently been expanded to provide a complete line of tools that accelerate development of Java?. With the announcement of GraphPak, ICS' product line expands to cover C++ projects demanding multiplatform functionality without compromising reliability and performance. Supporting the software development community since 1987, ICS also provides custom UI development services, custom UI component development, training, consulting, and project porting and implementation services. More information about ICS can be found at http://www.ics.com.
Trolltech® is a software company with two flagship products: Qt® and Qtopia®. Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers can use to write single-source applications that run -- natively -- on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp's line of Zaurus PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at http://www.trolltech.com.
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