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Hello

I would need a library that permit to insert a GUI system into the D3D graphics chain. (in order to display menus, dialogs, .... within the 'game' graphics)
Can someone advice me a library please? Thanks

Nico [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]

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Take a look at [url="http://www.cegui.org.uk/wiki/index.php/Main_Page"]CEGUI[/url].

Or [url="http://gameware.autodesk.com/scaleform"]Scaleform[/url] if you have lots of money. [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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[b]Hi![/b]

I have not investigated the topic, but I have seen a similar question in the Polish GameDev
[url="http://Warsztat.gd"]http://Warsztat.gd[/url]

Maybe you would check them:[list]
[*][color=#000000][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]AntTweakBa [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.antisphere.com/Wiki/tools:anttweakbar"]http://www.antispher...ols:anttweakbar[/url]
[*][color=#000000][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]CEGUI [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.cegui.org.uk/wiki/index.php/Main_Page"]http://www.cegui.org...x.php/Main_Page[/url]
[*][color=#000000][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]gwen [/size][/font][/color][url="http://code.google.com/p/gwen/"]http://code.google.com/p/gwen/[/url]
[/list]

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Thank you both of you that's exactly what I need [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif[/img] !
I'll have a look on these different libraries !

Bye
Nico

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I once tried to integrate [color=#000000][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]AntTweakBar in my application but since my inputs comes from DInput/XInput instead of windows messages it wouldn't work.[/size][/font][/color] I tried to modify the source but never managed to get it working. Otherwise, it looks great.

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Consider rolling your own, too...

[url="http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/directx-and-xna/developing-a-gui-using-c-and-directx-part-1-r994"]Part 1[/url]
[url="http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/directx-and-xna/developing-a-gui-using-c-and-directx-part-2-r999"]Part 2[/url]
[url="http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/directx-and-xna/developing-a-gui-using-c-and-directx-part-3-r1000"]Part 3[/url]
[url="http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/directx-and-xna/developing-a-gui-using-c-and-directx-part-4-r737"]Part 4[/url]

I've referred to these in the past when coding GUIs in C++/OpenGL and JavaScript/HTML5 canvas, so they can really be applied to any technology platform.

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[quote name='NicoLaCrevette' timestamp='1330005989' post='4915862']
Thank you Dunge for your feedback about AntTweakBar.
I think I will use CEGUI
[/quote]

It kind of depends what you need it for though. CEGUI is great, but much heavier than antweakbar. On my home engine I used both, and if you just want some debug gui, you will be up and running alot faster with Antweakbar. That said, for a game gui or the likes, it's not really enough.

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[quote name='stormwarestudios' timestamp='1330109754' post='4916290']
Consider rolling your own, too...

[url="http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/directx-and-xna/developing-a-gui-using-c-and-directx-part-1-r994"]Part 1[/url]
[url="http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/directx-and-xna/developing-a-gui-using-c-and-directx-part-2-r999"]Part 2[/url]
[url="http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/directx-and-xna/developing-a-gui-using-c-and-directx-part-3-r1000"]Part 3[/url]
[url="http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/directx-and-xna/developing-a-gui-using-c-and-directx-part-4-r737"]Part 4[/url]

I've referred to these in the past when coding GUIs in C++/OpenGL and JavaScript/HTML5 canvas, so they can really be applied to any technology platform.
[/quote]
Very interesting article, thanks. I won't reinvent the wheel, but this paper is interesting for seeing how it possibly could work and been implemented.


[quote name='ATEFred' timestamp='1330116360' post='4916325']
[quote name='NicoLaCrevette' timestamp='1330005989' post='4915862']
Thank you Dunge for your feedback about AntTweakBar.
I think I will use CEGUI
[/quote]

It kind of depends what you need it for though. CEGUI is great, but much heavier than antweakbar. On my home engine I used both, and if you just want some debug gui, you will be up and running alot faster with Antweakbar. That said, for a game gui or the likes, it's not really enough.
[/quote]
I already use DXUT GUI implementation for some programs (mesh converter, various tools) but, indeed, it isn't enough for the game application purposes.

Bye [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]
Nico

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