It's been a few years since I last dabbled in C++ and then it was only learning the console stuff but by no means was I a master of it. I'm comfortable with VBA, MS Access and SQL.
I'm wanting to delve into the GUI world of C++ with a view to not being restricted to Windows only deployment but my development environment is Windows.
As a private user, hobbyist, I'm seeking advice on which GUI environment I should use. I'm not planning on developing commercial applications it's re-writing some personal applications.
One IDE I have considered is Embarcaredo C++ Builder - Starter Edition, but I'll have to dismiss it, as the Starter Edition does not include database access. The Starter Edition is free and the edition that includes database access, the next edition up, the Pro version, is far too expensive (AU$2500) for simple personal use.
Are there any reasonably priced options out there for my needs?