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#1 KingofNoobs   Members   -  Reputation: 301

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:15 AM

Hello,

Can anyone recommend me a good (canonical) book on game GUI? If there are no canonical books, can anyone recommend me a canonical book on general UI programming?

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-Dave Ottley

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#2 uglybdavis   Members   -  Reputation: 911

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

There are none. Really, books on ui development are far too rare. But this is golden: http://sol.gfxile.net/imgui/

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

There are none. Really, books on ui development are far too rare. But this is golden: http://sol.gfxile.net/imgui/


Wow, great resource, thank you :)

#4 rethan   Members   -  Reputation: 149

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

Immediate mode UI (as linked above) is fairly straight forward and easy to get started in, you may also want to read up on retained mode UIs, both have their benefits and drawbacks depending on your particular use case.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

@rethan, agreed.

But there are no resources on writing retained mode UI's as far as i know. The knowledge i have on the topic of retained mode comes from having to dissect in house engines.

If anyone has any resources to retained mode game uis i would be rather interested in reading up on it.




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