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Old 01-11-2010, 01:46 PM   #1
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Smile Pulling it together....


Hello all,

I am curious of how to make a GUI interface that uses multiple programs and commands. I have found wxwidgets as the most likely candidate for making my own interface. Is this the best programming language for a beginner?
 
Old 01-11-2010, 02:23 PM   #2
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wxWidgets is a graphical toolkit - a library - not a programming language. By default, the wxWidgets library is used through C++, but there are bindings to various other languages.

I heavily recommend Python, if you're just starting out on the programming front. And, whatever you do, I would suggest you avoid using RAD tools like BoaConstructor to build your interface: learn to write the code for generating the GUI yourself, by hand. Mind you though, there is nothing wrong with using BoaConstructor to model your interface, I just wouldn't recommend building your entire application in it.



PS. For what it's worth, I much prefer using PyGTK (http://www.pygtk.org/).
 
Old 01-12-2010, 03:02 AM   #3
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Thank you indienick for the starting point!
 
Old 01-12-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
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No problemo! As always, if you come across anything that leaves you scratching your head, or you just can't figure out, feel free to ask!
 
  


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