General question about Everything's code

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vdeuser379
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General question about Everything's code

Post by vdeuser379 » Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:53 pm

Hi there,

New C++ dev starting out here. I have always seen lovely win32 C++ apps that have GUI which feels very native to Windows, and are affected by windows themes / msstyles.

I always assumed they just used Windows Forms, however after a lot of searching I found Windows Forms is mainly used with C#? And its not ideal for C++? I couldn't even find a template for it in VS 2019 by default.

So i thought I'd ask the best example app I know all too well, that I know is written in C++, which GUI library / framework does voidTools Everything use to create its GUI?

Thanks in advance and sorry if i posted to the wrong section.

void
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Re: General question about Everything's code

Post by void » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:34 am

Everything is written in C.

Everything doesn't use any GUI library or framework.
Everything uses the WINAPI calls RegisterClass and CreateWindow to create windows and controls.
It's a pain to develop, but I get full control.

Good luck!

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