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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 5.3K GitHub stars and 1.7K 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.

wxWidgets Integrations

Python, Ruby, C++, Perl, and Linux 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
Learning Curve
Cross platform
Permissive license. Commercial with static linkage.
Open source
Pure C++ code

wxWidgets's Features

  • Support for gesture events (GSoC 2017 project)
  • Getting JavaScript code return value from wxWebView (also 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

What are some alternatives to wxWidgets?
Qt, a leading cross-platform application and UI framework. With Qt, you can develop applications once and deploy to leading desktop, embedded & mobile targets.
With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.
It is a set of graphics and media packages that enables developers to design, create, test, debug, and deploy rich client applications that operate consistently across diverse platforms.
It is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It includes computer graphics and sound libraries designed to be used with the Python programming language.
It is a full development framework with tools designed to streamline the creation of applications and user interfaces for desktop, embedded, and mobile platforms.
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wxWidgets's Followers
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