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Is there a WYSIWYG editor for designing GUIs in C++?

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Something I've always wondered. I don't see the developers hand coding the entire interfaces for large applications (Adobe Photoshop for example), it just seems time consuming and problematic especially in the days of VB and Delphi. I'm just getting into C++ programming myself and I'd like to know if there's one I can get my hands on.

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Microsoft Visual C++ offers such a feature. Check out resources if you want to learn more, although i would recommend to become more familiar with the language before trying to learn C++ GUI building.

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Well, in the times of delphi... this is why borland released the c++ builder (recent version is 6 comparable to delphi 6) which uses the same delphi-VCL-components from delphi (and CLX!)
most of the 3rd party VCL-components are working with c++ builder 6 (like tms and devexpress) and it is a full functional rad c++ ide (like delphi ;) )

a borland press release saz they will join the new delphi-ide (i guess it will be called delphi 2006 !?) with the c++ builder since lotsa developers are crieing for a new release of c++ builder (since delphi is after 7 and 8 already at version 2005).

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There is a program called ResEd that will let you create dialogs and forms. I don't know where to get it stand-alone, but it's bundled with MinGW Studio.

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QT Designer by TrolltechAlthough this constrains you to using the Qt toolkit, and I think it's biased towards Linux


I use QT professionally and I like it very much. It's biggest point is that it's cross platform. I would highly recommend checking it out, although not using designer is much more powerful [grin]

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On Windows, most people have been using MFC. There's a reasonable window layout tool for MFC built right into Visual Studio. Check the help files for more information.

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Qt is fantastic. It is easy to use, and doesn't constrain you to a platform. It doesn't use native widgets which some people don't like since they use skins and such, but that's a good thing for my purposes.

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