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allelopathallelopath Posts: 26Member
Is there an C++ API for GUI development that is open source and cross platform (kinda like Java Swing, but in C++)

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  • stoberstober Posts: 9,765Member ✭✭✭
    : Is there an C++ API for GUI development that is open source and cross platform (kinda like Java Swing, but in C++)
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    None that I am aware of -- I've seen several that cost $$$, and one that can be used free for learning purposes, but costs $$$ if you want to sell the product. .NET is heading that direction, but its certainly not free (except there are no royalties for the product(s) produced by the Vusla Studio .NET)
  • VilanyeVilanye Posts: 684Member
    : Is there an C++ API for GUI development that is open source and cross platform (kinda like Java Swing, but in C++)
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    There are 2 that I am aware of:

    QT- it has a free, open source version, but forces you to open source your code if you want to release the program. Otherwise it is stupidly expensive, but is cross platform.

    wxWidgets- Open source, cross-platform, and free. You can do whatever you want with the resulting programs you write.

    Both are more then a GUI library, they have string classes, network libraries and more. There are parts of C++ that are not directly supported in either, but you can use anything in C++ along with the above libraries.
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