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Drag and drop GUI Builder for WxWidgets

Posted 10 September 2011 - 12:01 PM

Alright I've been looking on and off for at least a year now for a drag and drop GUI builder that works with WxWidgets. I want to run Linux, Ubuntu, on my machine as my main OS and all I can find is this layout GUI builders that annoy me to the point of wanting to throw my computer against the wall. I'm trying to learn C and C++ because I'd like to eventually start trying to write an OS. I'm used to VS 2010 and VB.NET, so as you can see I'm a spoiled programmer. I like using gedit and just a command line its quite nice but when I want to build a form I can't find anything simple with a drag and drop interface. So does this tool for Linux exist?! I've looked at QT but I really want to use wxWidgets. If anybody has any information on a drag and drop GUI builder please let me know.

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Re: Drag and drop GUI Builder for WxWidgets

Posted 10 September 2011 - 12:38 PM

i think code::blocks has that, it's called "wxSmith", ive never used but it's there never the less.
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Re: Drag and drop GUI Builder for WxWidgets

Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:42 PM

I've used Code::Blocks and wxSmith and it uses a layout format. Unless there's an option to change it and I don't think there is.
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Re: Drag and drop GUI Builder for WxWidgets

Posted 10 September 2011 - 01:53 PM

well... what exactly are you looking for, can you give an example? i looked at the tutorial here and that seems to be just like VB.NET(the only drag and drop GUI builder i have used).
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Re: Drag and drop GUI Builder for WxWidgets

Posted 10 September 2011 - 02:20 PM

I'm looking for a form builder just like the one in Visual Studio but for Linux and preferable works naturally with wxWidgets. WxSmith is not like that, it uses a layout system that I can't stand. If anyone knows of a form builder for Linux that works like Visual Studio please let me know.
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Re: Drag and drop GUI Builder for WxWidgets

Posted 10 September 2011 - 03:01 PM

Something like wxDev-C++ for Linux would probably be the closest thing of what I'm looking for.
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Re: Drag and drop GUI Builder for WxWidgets

Posted 10 September 2011 - 03:32 PM

With wxSmith you can lay out statically sized objects. I think you have to use a wxPanel. But the sizer system is better for ensuring different window manager styles will render the window correctly.
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Re: Drag and drop GUI Builder for WxWidgets

Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:02 PM

Adding neither the wxFrame wxPanel or the wxDialog does what I want it to do. I understand the that the sizer system is for rendering the window more correctly but I still would like to do it as a drag and drop style at least for now.
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Re: Drag and drop GUI Builder for WxWidgets

Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:40 PM

I added a panel to a frame and was able to manually place and size controls in wxSmith.

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Re: Drag and drop GUI Builder for WxWidgets

Posted 10 September 2011 - 04:42 PM

And now I'm going to go kick my own a** Thank you, I'll roll with that then
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