is a free C++ framework designed to make cross-platform programming
child’s play. Well, almost.
supports Windows 3.1/95/98/NT, Unix with GTK/Motif/Lesstif, with a
Mac version underway. Other ports are under consideration.
wxWindows is a set of libraries that allows C++
applications to compile and run on several different types of
computers, with minimal source-code changes. There’s one
library per supported GUI (such as Motif, or Windows). As well as
providing a common API for GUI functionality, it provides
functionality for accessing some commonly used operating-system
facilities, such as copying or deleting files.
wxWindows is a framework in the sense that it
provides a lot of built-in functionality, which the application can
use or replace as required, thus saving a great deal of coding
effort. Basic data structures such as strings, linked lists, and hash
tables are also supplied.
Native versions of controls, common dialogs, and other window types
are used on platforms that support them. For other platforms,
suitable alternatives are created using
itself. For example, on Win32 platforms the native list control is
used, but on GTK, a generic list control with similar capabilities
was created for use in the
Experienced Windows programmers will feel right at home with the
wxWindows object model. Many of the classes and concepts will be familiar. For example, the Multiple Document Interface, drawing on Device Contexts ...