A header only modern c++ wrapper for the windows API.
|gui||The base class for all windex gui elements|
|label||A widget that displays a string|
|button||A widget that user can click to start an action|
|menu||A drop down list of options that user can click to start an action|
|menubar||A widget that displays across top of a window and contains a number of dropdown menues|
|checkbox||A widget that user can click to toggle a true/false value|
|choice||A widget where user can choose from a dropdown list of strings|
|list||A widget where user can choose from a displayed list of strings|
|editbox||A widget where user can enter a string, single line|
|multiline||A widget where user can enter a string, multiple lines|
|gauge||A widget to display a value on a circular clock face|
|radiobutton||A widget that user can click to select one of an exclusive set of options|
|slider||A widget which user can drag to change a value|
|panel||A child window that can contain widgets|
|layout||A panel which arranges the widgets it contains in a grid|
|groupbox||A panel displaying a title and box around contents|
|tabbed||A widget where user can select which panel to display by clicking a tab button|
|msgbox||A popup with a message|
|filebox||A popup window where user can browse folders and select a file|
|inputbox||A popup window where user can edit a set of values|
|property||A name value pair|
|propertyGrid||A grid of properties|
|plot||Draw a 2D plot|
|trace||Single trace to be plotted|
|com||Read / write to COM serial port|
|tcp||Read / write to TCP/IP socket, server or client|
|maker||A class for making windex objects|
|eventhandler||A class where application code registers functions to be called when an event occurs|
|drop||A widget where users can drop files dragged from windows explorer|
|shapes||A class that offers application code methods to draw on a window|
|sMouse||A structure containing the mouse status for event handlers|
|timer||Generate events at regularly timed intervals|
|window2file||Save window contents to an image file in PNG format|
|printDoc||Create and print a document|
|startProcess||Run command in own process|
No separate build step is required. since this is a header only library. This avoids all the challenging configuration management problems that can result from trying to maintain a separate library build, when the library build and application build use different compilers or compiler options.
"include "wex.h";to application source files that use windex.
- Add the
includefolder to the compiler search directories.
- Add the windows libraries gdi32, comdlg32 to the linker command
Complete sample code for a hello world application.
Application Programming Guide
Reference documentation for the classes and methods used to create a GUI application using windex.
Apps using windex
Demo & Test
An application to demonstrate and test the windex features is available. The source is in the demo folder, and a code::blocks project to build it in build/codeblocks.