Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    1

    What a bummer that C++ doesn't have a built in GUI toolkit

    That has always bothered me. I love the language and the syntax and how easy it is to send output to the screen. But I have discovered long ago that creating GUI programs in C++ is... well to me it looks extremely complicated and downright frightening.

    I'd like to ask is the reason C++ doesn't have a built in GUI framework because the language actually came out, what was it in the early 80's?

    And back then nobody had a personal computer because they didn't exist yet?

    And there was no such thing as a graphical user interface?

    Or are there other reasons why the creator of the language didn't include a GUI toolkit?

    thanks,

    I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
    References:
    - http://www.programmingforums.org/thread48557.html
    - Animated app explainer video Examples

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    13
    NOt really an issue when you look at the stats of markup languages , java first then c then python i think c++ was 8th with php 9th both heading on a crash course. Sucks that i spent time learning php and now it will become a thing of th past to something like python. I need another backen language but i dont want to jump on the millennia python bandwagon so im thinking c , its not going anywhere

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    95
    Quote Originally Posted by roberthans View Post
    That has always bothered me. I love the language and the syntax and how easy it is to send output to the screen. But I have discovered long ago that creating GUI programs in C++ is... well to me it looks extremely complicated and downright frightening.

    I'd like to ask is the reason C++ doesn't have a built in GUI framework because the language actually came out, what was it in the early 80's?

    And back then nobody had a personal computer because they didn't exist yet?

    And there was no such thing as a graphical user interface?

    Or are there other reasons why the creator of the language didn't include a GUI toolkit?

    thanks,

    I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
    References:
    - http://www.programmingforums.org/thread48557.html
    - Animated app explainer video Examples

    the standards committee is working on getting a 2D library integrated into the STL. So don't lose hope!

    https://github.com/cristianadam/io2d

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11192492

    There are many intricate reasons why it doesn't exist yet, all are complex and some are philosophical. Listen to Bjarne talk at CppCon 2017, he brings it up in one of his keynotes.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •