C/C++ IDEs

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    C/C++ IDEs

    I don't usually program GUI in C/C++. However, recently i started programming GUI in C++ using visual studio. I would like to know if there is any other IDE which has "drag and drop" feature like visual studio? A list of them would be good. Thank you.

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    Perhaps Qt? Dunno about wxWidgets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Perhaps Qt? Dunno about wxWidgets.
    I think, from the lack of more information, that he is using Windows Forms or something like that.

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    So, what most people would use when creating a GUI applications (Windows and Linux) ?

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    There is at least a few tools for rapid GUI creation in wxWidgets (wxSmith for example). However, they are not IDEs, but separate programs. wxWidgets has fewer license limitations than Qt, if that matters.
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    your options on Windows are:
    -Visual C++
    -Digital Mars (command line compiler is free, you have to pay for IDE)
    -Open Watcom (compiler, IDE, dev tools all free)

    options for Linux are:
    gcc (of course)
    ICC (free on Linux, requires intel CPU)
    Anjuta (its just an IDE)

    crossplatform IDEs
    Netbeans
    Eclipse
    QT creator
    CodeBlocks

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    Well to actually answer the question about drag and drop.

    Gtk/Gtkmm (GTK is more C oriented while Gtkmm is supposed to be the C++ binding of Gtk) has a drag and drop external editor called glade (works on both windows and linux although when i used it the difference between them were rather big but I suspect that might be because the version of glade i was using on linux was far older than that on windows).

    Qt has a complete programming IDE that provides a good drag and drop designer. Also has external designer (Qt designer) and a visual studio plugin which means that the designer is only a doubleclick away.

    Somebody else covered wxWidgets.

    For all 3 above you would need to either get the libraries (may or may not exist depending on the compiler and version you want to use) or build them yourself (all 3 provide open source solutions).

    Pelles C comes with a resource editor and is a widely recommended C IDE (windows only).

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