C++ Gui

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    Hello,

    I don't know if this is the place to ask this question, so please let me know. I developed my own CAD tool and the code is all written in C++. There is nothing graphic about it. I'm just looking for a software that is easy to use which allows me to convert the program from being code-based to a more user-friendly GUI. Is there any such software? What is the easiest and fastest way to acheive my goal?

    Thanks in advance.

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    There is nothing graphic about it. I'm just looking for a software that is easy to use which allows me to convert the program from being code-based to a more user-friendly GUI.
    i dont think such a tool exist. if you have a non graphic program and you want it to magically convert it to a GUI program, how does this conversion program know what goes where? what color things will be? fonts? size? etc etc.

    youll have to use GUI libraries and create your own program. there ARE tools to create c++ GUIs without having to code them, you can drag and drop more or less. thatll setup the layout, you still have to code any threads and action listeners, etc.

    search some search engine for c++ GUI toolkits to find one for your OS.
    good luck

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    No such, program to convert one into another type. You have to manually change the code to support a specific GUI (Win32 is an example). You can keep most of your base code. You can use Windows Forms to make Windows Programs easier, but nothing exists to convert it.
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    Programming is still something the computer can't handle itself.

    Now start learning Win32 API and soon you will be ready with your program.
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    The unfortunate disadvantage of Windows programming is that, of course, it only works on Windows. If you want a portable GUI program that runs on other systems such as Linux, you'll have to use a different solution, like GTK+.

    In any case, GUI programming is a lot more complicated than console programming.
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    Also your best bet is to seperate all your interface code from your code that does the work.

    Basically you will make a library out of your code, then create an interface on top of that library. That way you or others could put a differen't interface on it if they so chose.

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    similar to the MVC model, will take more work and planning but is better.

    bill, if your interested search for the MVC (model-view-controller) model

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    There are two types of programs:
    • Programs that can be either console or GUI, but GUI version is just a bit easier to use like exe packers, compilers, database programs.
    • Programs that ARE meant to be GUI, like image editors or web browsers
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    There are several console browsers, they are great when you are on a limited connection and want to browse pages fast.

    You do have a point. But, if the OP already has a CLI(Command Line Interface... not that other BS) version then obviously he knows where his program stands.

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    There are several console browsers, they are great when you are on a limited connection and want to browse pages fast.
    ...so it will not download flash animations, pictures, css. This is good for web pages with very few graphic elements
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    You mean the majority of webpages worth much. Keep in mind what the net was originally intended for.

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    Keep in mind what the net was originally intended for.
    What the net is still intended for
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    void J(char*a){int f,i=0,c='1';for(;a[i]!='0';++i)if(i==81){
    puts(a);return;}for(;c<='9';++c){for(f=0;f<9;++f)if(a[i-i%27+i%9
    /3*3+f/3*9+f%3]==c||a[i%9+f*9]==c||a[i-i%9+f]==c)goto e;a[i]=c;J(a);a[i]
    ='0';e:;}}int main(int c,char**v){int t=0;if(c>1){for(;v[1][
    t];++t);if(t==81){J(v[1]);return 0;}}puts("sudoku [0-9]{81}");return 1;}

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    The unfortunate disadvantage of Windows programming is that, of course, it only works on Windows.
    Oh yeah like POSIX API works on non-unix systems.
    You mean the majority of webpages worth much. Keep in mind what the net was originally intended for.
    Picture galleries?
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    Oh yeah like POSIX API works on non-unix systems.
    Cygwin, MinGW, DJGPP, and other Windows ports of GCC support POSIX very well.
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    The internet originally developed in order to provide a way for scientists and other officials that needed a faster (SIC) way of sharing information. HTML didn't even format like it does now a days, it was mearly a way to describe text.

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