We have this under review however the challenge is that the original design permitted only 1000 controls for a panel and these were split into 200 for the main panel and 200 each for up to four concurrent panels.
What we are considering is allowing the main panel to have more but reducing the number of concurrent panels.
In the interim what might work for you is to maximize the main window and create four concurrent panels on top of the main window. Set the concurrent windows as frame-less and synchro-lock. This would get you up to 800 controls (1000 if you put some controls on the main window).
Other options to get beyond 200 items on the screen are:
- Use Radio buttons for Buttons and in the select logic use the ID to determine which actual button was pressed and then reset that button so it looks normal. This will get you 255 buttons per radio button. With a little effort you can replace up to 255 buttons, check_boxes or radio_buttons with a single control. (We use this technique in the Bitmap selector for the Nomads designer)
- Use a GRID where possible and hide the grid lines and column/row headers while setting the background to the same as your screen. This can get you input fields, drop down lists, buttons, and check-boxes along with variable text.