Here in Massachusetts all non essential business have just been are shut down, and I suspect it will last long past the date the governor said (April 7th), so I may have a lot of time on my hand (and if my company does not make its through I may have a LOT more time… Getting another job at almost 65 would be hard!)
I originally wrote it when I was laid off during the ‘Great Recession’ about 10 years ago (I got another job in my field right after I finished it).
Since then I have only only had to make a few minor updates over the years to keep it working. That was being true a big plus for my keeping using Xojo …
Anyway besides merging cells, I added some functionality, some of which Xojo inc has since added to the listbox, but of course with a different API than I created … and I never updated it for dark mode or retina.
Back when I wrote it , it was the only listbox available fro Xojo that allowed merging across both rows and columns… Today there are other listbox options that are not subclasses of the Xojo Listbox and so are not limited by that approach.
I never had a lot of sales - not sure if I even made minimum wage for the time I put in to create it (though I never really pushed it) . I always said to myself if I went a full year with no sales I would open source it. Last year was ALMOST the year, but then I had one sale in December!
Right now I have no need to redo it for myself, and modernizing it, making it’s API consistent with the changes Xojo has made over the years, never mind updating it for API 2, and redoing the documentation (which was not great to begin with) would not be trivial.
I am wondering if there might be enough demand for it to be worth my time - that is would there be any demand at all for it… or maybe my time would be better spent doing something else…
If you ever looked at it, what do you think?