Foreword

It’s a pleasure to introduce you to Cross-Platform GUI Programming with wxWidgets, the first book on wxWidgets since it was originally released more than a decade ago.

wxWidgets is a first-class, open source response to the need for portability in an increasingly heterogeneous computing world. Being tied to specific hardware or a single operating system is often undesirable and sometimes impermissible, hence the well-understood need for cross-platform GUI frameworks. Given the long life of open source products and the often-transient nature of proprietary solutions, developers are wise to base their applications on an infrastructure that is going to survive long-term, as wxWidgets has and will continue to do.

wxWidgets combines countless ...

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