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Best GUI programming language?

I dabble in programming in my spare time (mostly PHP, but I know a little Java and a little C++), and I'm curious: what's the best language for writing GUI-driven applications?

I'd prefer something that can actually be compiled into an executable, like C(++), rather than Python/Java/etc. because I don't want to require that a colossal interpreter be installed (obviously portability would be a nice benefit of this). Also, I'd like to be able to focus on writing code, not tedious GUI-building, so simplicity is another aspect.

Any thoughts?

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I don't know this really

I don't know this really well, but Delphi is famous for being good here ( and only here Wink )
You can also use Brainfuck. It's text based, but I'd love to see an ASCII art ui written in it Biggrin

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If you are doing somthing

If you are doing somthing really simple I would use AutoIt. I used it for quite a few programs.

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AFAIK there's no AI

AFAIK there's no AI compiler. It can be wrapped to interpreting stub (just like NSIS or AHK). And the interpreter starts up quite slowly...But I can tell nothing bad about the language.

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No question,

wxWidgets wins hands down for me every time. It is a C++ GUI framework with some great dev tools. Even better I managed to implement localisation in PUSS/Toucan using wxWidgets in less than ten lines. And its cross platform to boot Smile

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Sounds good...

Sounds good... I'll have a look into it. Is there one particular IDE that is particularly good for using wxWidgets?

(And what's PUSS/Toucan?)

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Well,

I use DialogBlocks (commercial), but Code::Blocks and wxDev-Cpp are both open source and very good. An easy way to get DialogBlocks is with the official book, a copy is included. As for PUSS/Toucan well, here is the main link for the moment, if you want to have a look the source is in SVN here.
If you go with it and ever want a hand, just ask and I'll put up my e-mail (although it is already on this site if you look!)

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Thanks...

I'll have a look at those...

Which is easier to use/get set up?

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I think,

although don't quote me on this, that the most recent Code::Blocks nightlies are portable by default, so that might be easier, its more of a personal preference thing though.

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Portability is nice...

... but I was referring to figuring it out Smile

I'm not very good at C++, and GUI programming is beyond me. I'm looking for the most helpful IDE. Is Code::Blocks good at that?

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