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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 5.8K GitHub stars and 1.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to wxWidgets's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses wxWidgets?


21 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.
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Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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wxWidgets's Followers
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