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    C++ gui

    Hello,
    I'm developing a GUI using C++. What tool do you recommend using, i've heard the name Qt being thrown around.

    (To elaborate: I plan to develop a POS , and I am pretty familiar with C++ , I have just never done a User Interface using the language before, just VB)

    Thank you for your time.

    I plan the program to be running on Windows.
    Last edited by jbarrera03; September 6th, 2013 at 10:39 AM.

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    Re: C++ gui

    Why not to begin with MFC?
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    From what Google popped up, it seems MFC is frowned upon by several developers. Accusing the Library of "code bloating " and other , more harsh criticism (Maybe it's just cause it's a MS application) . I have never used it so I have no opinion

    If the end result of the project is to be used in Windows (and It's not really a too-complex project), will MFC be efficient enough?
    Again, Thank you for your time.


    Also, A common idea is that MFC may be considered legacy now.
    Any alternatives? or is this incorrect information?
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    Re: C++ gui

    Quote Originally Posted by jbarrera03 View Post
    If the end result of the project is to be used in Windows (and It's not really a too-complex project), will MFC be efficient enough?
    Yes it is. And it is more than one order more efficien comparing the plain Win32 programming.
    And sorry, I cannot compare it with Qt since I never used Qt.
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    There are no performance problem in MFC, and this is standard way to make Win32 GUI. On the other hand, this is legacy framework, not a good time to start new project with this technology. Qt is a good choice. Another option is .NET - having low-level native C++ code, it is possible to write a GUI with C#, using Windows Forms or WPF as GUI framework.

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    Re: C++ gui

    If you don't have a lot of experience with C++ and MFC, I'd advise you to work with C# and .Net instead. There's nothing wrong with MFC, but it's closer to the Windows API than .Net which makes it a bit more cumbersome to do some things.

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