To start off, I am absolutely sure this question has been answered before, but I've searched for it all over the internet to no avail, probably because I don't know the term.
I've been working with Eclipse C++ IDE on my Ubuntu machine for awhile, and all of my programs have been in console form. I would like to make a program that uses a regular window, so I can put graphics, buttons etc. on it and make a modern application. The problem is that I have absolutely no clue how to make it do that. Is there a command or a special way to format my code to make it what I want? The idea is to make an application that Visual C++ would call a "forms application".

Also, is there a way to use buttons and other "objects" of that sort, like the ones in Visual C++? I don't expect anyone to list all of the commands for every little thing, but if you could point me to a resource, that would be fantastic.

-Velovix

vc++ uses Forms it you create a C++/CLR project, which is Microsoft specific I think.

Here is a tutorial how to create a gui from pure win32 api functions.

Or you might try wxWidgets

Edited 6 Years Ago by Ancient Dragon: n/a

vc++ uses Forms it you create a C++/CLR project, which is Microsoft specific I think.

Here is a tutorial how to create a gui from pure win32 api functions.

Or you might try wxWidgets

Thank you for the speedy reply, but I guess I wasn't specific enough.

I am using Eclipse C++ ide and Ubuntu. I would like to make applications that aren't terminal based, a window like Firefox or any other visual program has. There must be a way of doing this without just using a different compiler, and I don't really NEED the buttons etc. Can I do this?

wxWidgets is platform independent. Its available on both *nix and MS-Windows. And it's not a compiler, but a set of libraries that can be use with most any compiler. I suppose you are using g++ for the compiler with Eclipse.

>>and I don't really NEED the buttons etc.
You need to make up your mind about what you want. Do you want GUI or console text??

Edited 6 Years Ago by Ancient Dragon: n/a

wxWidgets is platform independent. Its available on both *nix and MS-Windows. And it's not a compiler, but a set of libraries that can be use with most any compiler. I suppose you are using g++ for the compiler with Eclipse.

>>and I don't really NEED the buttons etc.
You need to make up your mind about what you want. Do you want GUI or console text??

Sorry, I thought I'd step back and take things one step at a time.

Well thank you for clearing that up. I'll take a further look into that.

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