What sorts of graphics libraries are used by popular programs?

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    What sorts of graphics libraries are used by popular programs?

    For instance, programs like MSN, uTorrent etc, how do the makes go about writing the GUI?

    Would they use the Win32 API directly or is there a graphics package which is easier to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiretron View Post
    For instance, programs like MSN, uTorrent etc, how do the makes go about writing the GUI?

    Would they use the Win32 API directly or is there a graphics package which is easier to use?
    wxWigets, GTK, QT, FLTK to name a few cross-platform gui toolkits.

    You can of course use win32 api

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    Are there any toolkits which are Windows-specific but are eaier to use than Win32?

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    Why is "Windows specific" a requirement? You could try MFC, I suppose.
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    It isn't, I was just hoping that someone had made Win32 easier to use.

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    I'd say all of those projects (except ones like QT) have made it easier.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_widget_toolkits
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    If you're writing a Windows only GUI, use C#.

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