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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-19 05:37:10

It's been discussed several times. You might try searching the boost
messages archive on yahoogroups for details.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik Gahlin" <erik_gahlin_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2001 3:40 AM
Subject: [boost] GUI in Boost?

> I just wanted hear if there's been any discussion about adding a GUI
> library to Boost. I realize that it could be very problematic but not
> impossible.
> I stumbled on Microsoft WTL (Windows Template Library). A GUI library
> that Microsoft probably will not support anymore because they've
> jumped on the C#/.NET bandwagon. People who are using WTL are very
> enthusiastic though.
> I realized how beneficial templates and MI could be in a GUI library.
> Check out this code snippet that defines a Window in WTL.
> class CMainFrame :
> public CFrameWindowImpl<CMainFrame>,
> public CUpdateUI<CMainFrame>,
> public CMessageFilter,
> public CIdleHandler,
> public IMainFrame,
> public CPrintJobInfo

> ....
> }
> I ran a sample application that used WTL, it was dead fast, and the
> size of the executable was microscopic.
> Has there been any talk about a GUI library or is it just a dream?
> Regards,
> Erik Gahlin
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