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GUI Building Tools is a guide to tools a developer might use to create the framework of an application with a GUI.

Description  edit

Tk developers accomplish a lot without GUI builders at all. In a sense, Tk itself is the ultimate GUI builder. Nevertheless, various programs have arisen to make the process of developing a GUI more convenient or consistent.

A complete IDE can include a GUI builder, but a GUI builder itself focuses specifically on the tasks associated with construction a GUI and seldom has the debugging facilities, code management capabilities, etc., of a full IDE.

Tk GUI builders  edit

Basic GUI Builder
humble beginnings, not ready for actual use
cbuild
available in ClassyTk
bwise
TV: In general is not a GUI or GUI builder tool, but as part of its functionality, it has strong gui building facilities, except not as average Tk program, but as part of its canvas. The Model view controller type of thinking is easily to follow and make with bwise, as in this simple example: A little multiplication toy.
cells
Docking framework
A window manager-like framework.
FriGUI
GRIDPLUS2
Gub
GUIB
GUIBuilder
Iplace
JTcl
JX Development Suite
Laying out widgets in a grid
MetaGUI
Move any widget
with tcl/tk Gui Generator (tG²)
MyrmecoX
PureTkGUI
SpecTcl/SpecTix
Spynergy Weblet Developer
TixXf
tkBuilder
TKproE
perhaps, in 2005, the most current of these
TkVSform
VAD
VisualGipsy
Visual Tcl
Wafe
xf
XML_Wrapper
create Tk forms on-the-fly from XML

Other GUI Builders  edit

Glade: WJG for Gnocl.

See Also  edit

IDE
A poor mans GUI
sometimes recommended when a question about GUI Building Tools come up. Its form-based model applies to many (most?) GUI applications.

Misc  edit

tktray
manage system tray icons under X