IDE For C++

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    Where can I get and IDE that allows you to draw windows and their components visually. I know of Visual C++ and C++ Builder but they cost quite a bit I'm looking for some thing free.

    Thanx for any help given.

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    I believe Dev-C may be what you are after, (can't say I've ever used it, but comments from others suggest this). There is a link in the FAQ and the Directory.
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    DevC++ is a fine IDE, but it wont allow you to create windows or componants visually......

    You can do a lot of stuff via a resource editor (Dialogs holding child windows) but even then you will need the code to bind it.....

    I've heard Borland Builder offers a good RAD environment, but I have never seen it so I cant really comment on it......

    If you want a developement tool that produces .exe files and has a good RAD environment, then try looking up Delphi....

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    mmmm!

    Yeh I've used Delphi before its an excellent tool but it uses a derivative of Turbo Pascal. I really don't like Pascal, I'm alot better at C and I don't want to spend too much time learning Delphi.

    However since Kylix came out Delphi is a good option as porting to linux is supposed to be really easy (well easier) I'll keep looking.

    Has anyone used QT Designer with Windows I used it alot with Linux and found it to be brilliant.

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    Kylix is a Linux version of Delphi, (basically), if you use Delphi/Kylix you have Win/Lin interoperability - maybe that is useful for you maybe not. Remember, Delphi/Kylix is an IDE/Class library, it is not a language. The "delphi language" one often see's touted about is actually "Object Pascal", a derivitive of Apple's Pascal product.

    Borland C++ Builder is basically the same front end as Delphi, but using C++ rather than Pascal, (nothing wrong with Pascal by the way). Builder uses "VCL" which is a class library, not unlike MS's MFC, (many would say VCL is better than MFC, of course there are other that would say the reverse).

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