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becoolnike    102
I had no luck finding an small GUI library for directx, all what I founded were libraries for openGL, which it really sucks because my game is in pure directx9. It seems my only choices are to code one from the scratch or customize the direcx's GUI CUSTOM EXAMPlE. Coding one from the scratch will delay a lot my project probability one month or less. A directx and C++ GUI will be nice. Any recommendations? Thanks in advanced.

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hunpro    1538
Creating a gui from stratch is not difficult, but will take time to look good.
I am using CEGUI which has a directx9 renderer. A little time is needed to get used to it too.

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becoolnike    102
Yes, I see it but I don't want to focus on the GUI rather than the actual game.
ILL use cegu, the thing that i don't like about cegui is its many third party libraries.

Ill code my own pure GUI system without all that 3rd party libraries, later.

Thanks.

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szecs    2990
A game GUI can be made in a few days (even with making the textures yourself).
Learning to use a library can take the same time (and you have to to the same work with the layout/textures).
The hardest thing in a GUI is windowing (when you have more windows), but in most cases a game don't need that. One window with tabs maybe. Or some widgets that invoke windows, but only one at a time. (And making GUI yourself can be real fun) (the GUI in the signature is 3 days of work, including making the texture, doing the layout, and the final touches too)

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becoolnike    102
Yes, I will take the challenge of making an GUI from the scratch. I do not need many UI controls. I will need only textboxes, buttons, and windows. My graphics engine already handle 2d surfaces, and input, so I guess it wont take much time.

Thanks for the advice.

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imi    154
two years ago, there was a super-hype about IMGUI at mollyrockets.com. It's basically the idea of applying something like Immediate mode graphic rendering to UI. IMGUI is not a software, but a set of idea. One of the key ideas is also "Its that simple there is no need for a GUI framework. Just write yours on demand."

Other than that, there is DXUT included with DirectX as some kind of tutorial. It contains a basic UI system with standard stuff like buttons, edit boxes and a radio button.

Ciao, Imi.

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