What is wxWidgets?
It is a C++ library that lets developers create applications for Windows, macOS, Linux and other platforms with a single code base. It has popular language bindings for Python, Perl, Ruby and many other languages, and unlike other cross-platform toolkits, it gives applications a truly native look and feel because it uses the platform's native API rather than emulating the GUI. It's also extensive, free, open-source and mature.
wxWidgets is a tool in the Cross-Platform Desktop Development category of a tech stack.
wxWidgets is an open source tool with 4.9K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to wxWidgets's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses wxWidgets?
20 developers on StackShare have stated that they use wxWidgets.
Python, Ruby, C++, Linux, and Perl are some of the popular tools that integrate with wxWidgets. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with wxWidgets.
Pros of wxWidgets
Native looking UI
Permissive license. Commercial with static linkage.
Pure C++ code
- Support for gesture events (GSoC 2017 project)
- New wxSecretStore class for securely storing user passwords
- New, available in parallel with the existing one, CMake build system
- Support for context-sensitive translations.
wxWidgets Alternatives & Comparisons
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