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The Photon Widget Reference describes the global data structures and the widgets defined in the Photon toolkit, along with their resources and any associated convenience functions. It's intended for developers of Photon applications.
|If you're familiar with earlier versions of Photon, you should read the What's New appendix to find out how the widgets have changed in this release.|
|For information about:||See:|
|Data structures||Global Data Structures|
|What is new or changed in this release||What's New|
|Explanations of Photon terms||Glossary|
Since widgets inherit a lot of behavior from their parent classes, you should make yourself familiar with the fundamental classes, especially PtWidget, PtBasic, and PtContainer.
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