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11 Jul 2012, 10:58 PM
Hi All,

I have a set of combobox, Text fields and Radio fields within a panel. I cannot use Fieldset here as its too complex mixture of all components (this was the requirement :D).
I have a outer panel and have many fieldcontainers inside.

I need a little insight of why not to use Panel with Items. and use Fieldcontainers with items.??

i know that Panels are little heavy and Containers are lighter for the performance.
Please provide some more information for the above reason,


11 Jul 2012, 11:27 PM

Containers provides a suite of utilities, which includes add, insert, and remove methods. These methods areused by most of the subclasses, including Panel, Viewport, and Window.

while Panel is a direct descendant of Container, which includes a vast variety of features like title bar, tools section.

so it is obvious panel is much more complex than a simple container in terms of performance.

for more detailed description, you may refer to the API docs.