wxFormBuilder
WxWidgets.svg
Original author(s)José Antonio Hurtado

Juan Antonio Ortega
Ryan Mulder
Ryan Pusztai
Michal Bliznak

Jan Niklas Hasse
Developer(s)Steffen Olszewski
wxFormBuilder Contributors
Initial release2006; 16 years ago (2006)
Stable release
3.10.1[1] / 22 October 2021; 10 months ago (22 October 2021)
Repository
Written inC++
Operating systemCross-platform
PlatformWindows, MacOS, Linux
Available inEnglish
Type
LicenseGPLv2
Websitewxformbuilder.org Edit this on Wikidata

wxFormBuilder is an open source GUI designer application for wxWidgets toolkit, which allows creating cross-platform applications.[2] A streamlined, easy to use interface[3] enables faster development and easier maintenance of software. It is written in C++.

wxFormBuilder is a visual development tool, but also allows including non-graphical components.[4] It can generate C++, Python, PHP, Lua and XRC code. The generated code cannot be edited directly in the program.[5]

Event handlers

wxFormBuilder uses the Connect() method or the event table for creating events. For most of the available controls, custom event handlers can be created. Events can also be added through external XML files, eliminating the need to rebuild.[3][6]

Available controls

wxFormBuilder have a rich set of supported widgets. They can be easily extended via plugins.[7]

Common Additional Containers Menu-toolbar Layout Forms Contrib (using wxAdditions Plugin)
  • wxButton
  • wxBitmapButton
  • wxStaticText
  • wxTextCtrl
  • wxStaticBitmap
  • wxComboBox
  • wxChoice
  • wxListBox
  • wxListCtrl
  • wxCheckBox
  • wxRadioBox
  • wxRadioButton
  • wxStaticLine
  • wxSlider
  • wxGauge
  • wxTreeCtrl
  • wxHtmlWindow
  • wxRichTextCtrl
  • wxCheckListBox
  • wxGrid
  • wxToggleButton
  • wxColourPickerCtrl
  • wxFontPickerCtrl
  • wxFilePickerCtrl
  • wxDirPickerCtrl
  • wxDatePickerCtrl
  • wxCalendarCtrl
  • wxScrollBar
  • wxSpinCtrl
  • wxSpinButton
  • wxHyperlinkCtrl
  • wxGenericDirCtr
  • CustomControl
  • wxSplitterWindow
  • wxScrolledWindow
  • wxNotebook
  • wxAuiNotebook
  • wxListBook
  • wxChoiceBook
  • wxStatusBar
  • wxMenuBar
  • wxMenu
  • wxMenuItem
  • Sub Menus
  • Menu Separators
  • wxToolBar
  • ToolBar Tools
  • ToolBar Separators
  • wxBoxSizer
  • wxStaticBoxSizer
  • wxGridSizer
  • wxFlexGridSizer
  • wxGridBagSizer
  • wxStdDialogButtonSizer
  • spacer
  • wxFrame
  • wxPanel
  • wxDialog
  • wxPlotCtrl
  • wxPropertyGrid
  • wxPropertyGridManager
  • wxFlatNotebook
  • wxScintilla
  • awxLed
  • wxTreeListCtrl
  • wxLedBarGraph

See also

References

  1. ^ https://github.com/wxFormBuilder/wxFormBuilder/releases/tag/v3.10.1; publication date: 22 October 2021; retrieved: 9 April 2022.
  2. ^ "wxWidgets - Tools". wxWidgets.org. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  3. ^ a b Sharma, Vineet (2009). "wxFormBuilder review". Informer Technologies, Inc. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "A RAD tool for wxWidgets GUI design". SOFPEDIA. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  5. ^ "Guis Fáciles" [Easy Guis] (PDF). Linux Magazine (in Spanish). Linux New Media Spain S.L. 31: 65–68. October 2007. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  6. ^ "wxFormBuilder features". wxformbuilder.com. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "About wxFormBuilder". Retrieved 2011-04-15.