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So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI?
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PostPost subject: Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI?    Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:28 am Reply to topic Reply with quote

The modern way to do Windows GUIs is with WPF. Underneath it is using DirectX. It is designed for managed code (C#).

MFC is still supported and is a good choice if you are comfortable with C++. The graphics support is somewhat primitive, though.

You can make bitmaps work but anti-aliasing and scaling can be challenging, especially with MFC/GDI. Vector graphics might be a better choice.

There are lots of 3rd-party UI toolkits such as Qt, but that looks to have a steep learning curve though, and the licensing might be a problem.

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So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Ed Trice Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:27 am
      Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Charles Roberson Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:26 am
      Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Jon Dart Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:28 am
            Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Ed Trice Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:41 am
                  Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Steve Maughan Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:39 am
            Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Henk van den Belt Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:26 pm
      Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Henk van den Belt Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:51 pm
      Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? H.G.Muller Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:27 am
            Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Stan Arts Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:17 pm
                  Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Ed Trice Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:18 pm
                        Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Stan Arts Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:43 pm
                              Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Ed Trice Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:21 am
                                    Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Stan Arts Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:55 pm
                                          Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Ed Trice Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:33 am
                                          Re: So who is an expert at making a Windows GUI? Martin Sedlak Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:57 am
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