Dear ImGui Alternatives

    Dear ImGui is described as 'bloat-free graphical user interface library for C++. It outputs optimized vertex buffers that you can render anytime in your 3D-pipeline enabled application. It is fast, portable, renderer agnostic and self-contained (no external dependencies)' and is an app in the Development category. There are four alternatives to Dear ImGui for Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Qt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dear ImGui are GTK+ (Free, Open Source), wxWidgets (Free, Open Source) and FLTK (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2020

    1. Qt is a cross-platform application framework that is widely used for developing application software that can be run on various software and hardware platforms with little or no change in the underlying codebase, while having the power and speed of native applications.
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      GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites.
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      wxWidgets is a C++ library that lets developers create applications for Windows, OS X, Linux and UNIX on 32-bit and 64-bit architectures as well as several mobile platforms including Windows Mobile, iPhone SDK and embedded GTK+.
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      The Fast, Light Toolkit (FLTK, pronounced fulltick) is a cross-platform graphical user interface (GUI) library developed by Bill Spitzak and others. Made to accommodate 3D graphics programming, it has an interface to OpenGL, but it is also suitable for general GUI programming.
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