GUI toolkit for C - on windows

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    GUI toolkit for C - on windows

    Any good / High Quality gui toolkits for ANSI C that can be used on windows?

    so far I've found these on wikipedia:

    >> GTK+.... Does not appear to use native widgets on windows. looks very basic / unprofessional on windows from the samples i've seen

    >> IUP.... Not sure about this one. Can't find any popular programs that use this.


    Any other options, or to library designers prefer not to use C when creating gui toolkits ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_KD View Post
    or to library designers prefer not to use C when creating gui toolkits ?
    That's true..to some extent, because GUI progrommang is very intuitively expressed with Object Oriented Programming.
    While it is possible in C, the result is often cumbersome. (If you learn Gtk, you'll see what I mean.)

    With C++, part of that problem is solved...but some things remain cumbersome(Qt's moc..for example) because of the dynamic nature of the requirements..
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    Quote Originally Posted by manasij7479 View Post
    That's true..to some extent, because GUI progrommang is very intuitively expressed with Object Oriented Programming.
    While it is possible in C, the result is often cumbersome. (If you learn Gtk, you'll see what I mean.)

    With C++, part of that problem is solved...but some things remain cumbersome(Qt's moc..for example) because of the dynamic nature of the requirements..
    I love the GTK toolkit and do not find it be cumbersome. Coming from C, I found it to be very sleek and super easy to use! Maybe because I have no OO experience or being that I am a Linux user and this specific toolkit is more for Linux users?

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    you should try AutoIt

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    AutoIt is not a GUI toolkit, AFAICT. It looks like an automatic button pusher type of program (which is needed only on systems that don't have good scripting capabilities in the first place, by the way).

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    kd

    how are ya

    If you haven't already heard of the autoit form designer
    I believe it went by the name of koda
    fabulous tool
    creates gui and converts the koda
    this is not a joke
    its windows based
    compiles
    allows segments of code
    enables designer functions and so on

    there are advantages and disadvantages of using autoIt
    1 its easy to learn
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    I checked out the wikipedia link above, the only 2 options for C programming on windows are GTK+ and IUP.

    1. GTK seems a bit bulky and requires that you distribute your executable with loads of DLL dependencies.
    2. IUP is much smaller and seems to have a more liberal license meaning that you can statically link it to your executable. However, the widget set seems small / limited and I can't seem to find any popular programs that use it

    AutoIt mentioned above does not appear to be a toolkit. Its just a freeware app for automating tasks on windows - like simulating mouse movements. Its not a C programming library.

    Any suggestions would be helpful - programming the windows API just to create a gui doesn't seem like much fun.

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    I thought about learning SDL; not tried learning it yet. Simple DirectMedia Layer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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