Month of January, 2009

wxWidgets in Dev C++ - Lesson 2 of n - Hello World using the reference manual

Note: I am writing these tutorials with the assumption that the reader is familiar with C++. If you are not then you might want to brush up on your C++ skills before continuing any further.

Rather than the typical GUI hello worlds, we are going to add a little twist to demonstrate the use of the very important manual throughout the development process.

First off, start a new project File -> New -> Project…. Select the “GUI Toolkits” tab and click “wxWindows”. Name the project and click “Ok”.

wxWidgets in Dev C++ - Lesson 1 of n - Installation

The first program you make when you start learning a programming language is almost certainly a console/terminal based program. Almost all programming language books and tutorials start by introducing the topic of programming through easy and clear examples that try not to touch the topic of GUI development. Particularly with Windows, GUI development for native programming languages is not an easy task. Perhaps the exposure to IDEs such as Netbeans and Visual Studio made the programming learner hesitant to even contemplate drawing a GUI interface by hand with a text-editor.

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