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Old 10-18-2004, 11:53 PM   #1
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Exclamation Linux ActiveX???? HELP

Hello guys!
I'm really curious about developing GUI applications in linux and I did simple dialog based program using QT designer.But in that only I can do is creating forms,using buttons...etc!
What about using other components?? I mean are there anything like ActiceX in linux??
What if I want to make a WinSock(Sock rather) appliction??

Please help me

Old 10-19-2004, 03:25 AM   #2
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Linux does not have anything akin to ActiveX, if by that you mean code that you can put on a website (which is inherantly insecure).

There are several libraries for GUI programming in Linux, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Qt is good for basic widgets, database connectivity and OpenGL. The various KDE libraries extend Qt with support for much more, including internationalsation, autocompletion, and high-level things like spellcheckers. The Gnome libraries are slightly harder to work with from a C++ viewpoint as they are written in C, but they tend to work much faster, especially outside of KDE. Motif is lightning fast, and nt provides GUI-style widgets in a text console.

For socket/networking programming, try looking at the POSIX socket library (/usr/include/socket.h)

Good place to look for useful widgets/libraries are and


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