any shareware GUI to use for Windows ?

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    any shareware GUI to use for Windows ?

    Hi,

    I've been writing some C codes using gcc in the UNIX environment and have no experience on the Windows environment. I figure I can still write with gcc in Windows. But I'm not familiar with GUI in Windows.

    I would like to use a free shareware GUI for Windows that will allow me to do the following, with the following criteria:

    1) a GUI that's easy to learn, use, and easy to set up
    2) a GUI that can easily tie in with my gcc program
    3) I want to use the GUI interface to prompt the users to enter in values
    4) if they enter invalid values, the GUI can pop up a message, telling why it's an incorrect value, or pop up some sort of error message
    5) after they enter in a set of values on that initial screen, then the user clicks on an execute button, then, possibly a few more windows will pop up, and depending what they initially entered in on the first screen, a few more screens will pop up, prompting them to enter in a few more values, and that's it
    6) after they execute each screen, those values are then outputted into a file for me, then, somehow at the end after the user finishes entering values, the C program is called up, so that my C program will pick up that data, and then, the C program will do what it needs to do with all those inputted values entered by the user
    7) when the C program finishes its execution, it will use that GUI to pop up the results to the screen and inform the user it's completed

    Here's my question:

    What freeware GUI software for Windows will best achieve this for me? Please advise. Thank you.
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    GTK?

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    You mean a GUI library?

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    No, a GUI interface.

    So, for example:

    The user double clicks on something in Windows, the GUI pops up, allows them to enter in values in this GUI, and then, when they're finished, it calls up a C program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy N.
    The user double clicks on something in Windows, the GUI pops up, allows them to enter in values in this GUI, and then, when they're finished, it calls up a C program.
    You should use a GUI library to create the graphical user interface that you have in mind.
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    Be warned, creating GUIs is not trivial. Anyway, if you want to try it, I'd definitely go with GTK+. That library works on Windows and Linux, and it's written in C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    Be warned, creating GUIs is not trivial. Anyway, if you want to try it, I'd definitely go with GTK+. That library works on Windows and Linux, and it's written in C.
    Apparently windows users consider it "ugly" tho -- and I would assume you have to install it, whereas it is standard on 90%+ of linux systems.

    Looks like Qt is ported to windows/mac/linux too, but again probably you have to install it on windows. And as a linux user, I gotta tell you Qt is ugly, and in C++...so yeah, go gtk+
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