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c++ Gui Develop,how? and what do i need?

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    Question c++ Gui Develop,how? and what do i need?

    Hey Guys,

    Basically i come from java's environment in which is pretty easy to build a gui application. But now i arrived at c++, search a little and found the freaking windows api everywhere, is there another way to build without touching that thing (i know is awesome, but neh)

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    So how much C++ do you know already?
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    Well how can i define how much i know.... all i can say i know from basic till pointers, don't know a lot of algorithms but i feel i get the language.... so trow it my face!

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    Qt - A cross-platform application and UI framework, well-designed, well-documented, easy-to-use.
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    C++ doesn't have a standard GUI library like Java does. C++ doesn't care about GUI. I recommend that you learn more of the language itself before delving into graphical stuff. Alas, if you want to jump right in, you could use some of the well-developed cross-platform libraries or use the native's OS methods, like WinAPI, to draw widgets. Some of the more known GUI libraries, but not limited only to C++ or GUI are GTK+, Qt, wxWidgets, FLTK. Take your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hauzer View Post
    GTK+, Qt, wxWidgets, FLTK. Take your choice.
    for C++ I would stay away from GTK+, because it is a C library. there is a C++ wrapper out there for it, called GTKMM, but if you're developing on windows, I have observed a lot of problems with it. I've used wxWidgets pretty extensively, and it has served me well, but I've recently noticed that Qt is LGPL, and I've started looking into it more. from what I can see so far, it is the most C++ oriented toolkit out there. most of the others use macro hacks to handle events, whereas Qt uses their own preprocessor to rewrite parts of the code to handle events.
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    There is an alternate candidate :-) Nana C++ Library, a GUI framework, it's written in Standard C++ and a pure C++ style. There is a picture about a program that powered by the Nana library.
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    one piece of code compiled under Windows and Linux.
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    Nana C++ Library is a GUI framework that designed to be C++ style, cross-platform and easy-to-use.

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    Great! Thank you all guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinhao View Post
    There is an alternate candidate :-) Nana C++ Library, a GUI framework, it's written in Standard C++ and a pure C++ style. There is a picture about a program that powered by the Nana library.
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    one piece of code compiled under Windows and Linux.
    is nana one of your projects? I see that your name is on the "programming with nana" document

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkvis View Post
    is nana one of your projects? I see that your name is on the "programming with nana" document
    yes, but this nana is not GNU nana, I am so appreciated that you read the document, would you please give me some feedbacks? :-)
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    I thought the examples were very clear, and I believe that any person with a solid understanding of C++ should find it quite useful.

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    Thank you very much
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