Simple GUI for console app (How?)

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    Simple GUI for console app (How?)

    Hi,

    I'm just wondering how do you guys make a GUI for a simple console app. I would like to create an interface (just like the one in RHIDE, or the older versions of RAR (not WinRar). I'm sure you know what I mean.. simple pull-down menus,
    text panels..etc.

    To the best of my knowledge there is no such functionality in the
    standard C lib. Is it possible to do this in C? If so, could you tell me where can I find the proper libs or more info on the topic?
    What tools would you recommend?

    Thanks!
    Best Regards,

    Bill

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    >I'm just wondering how do you guys make a GUI for a simple console app.
    You can't create more than simple text based GUI's with a console application.

    >Is it possible to do this in C?
    To create a GUI? Yes. But you must use a third party library to do it.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the answer. Ok, but what library would you recommend? I hope it is not Win32 API, because that one seems to be very complex for me.

    Anyway I don't want to crate standard Windows stuff either. All I need is an easy to use lib to add color fonts, a few menus, mouse support..etc.

    These things are available in older, DOS based apps too.
    Best Regards,

    Bill

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    Hello!

    OK, thank you very much for the info, I'll check it out!
    Best Regards,

    Bill

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