Glade Alternatives

    Glade is described as 'RAD tool to enable quick & easy development of user interfaces for the GTK+ toolkit and the GNOME desktop environment' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Glade for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and GNOME. The best alternative is Qt Creator, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Glade are Anjuta (Free, Open Source), Yad (Free, Open Source), wxFormBuilder (Free, Open Source) and wxGlade (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 6, 2021

    1. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • GNOME
      Anjuta is a versatile Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for C and C++ on GNU/Linux.
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    2. Yad (yet another dialog) is a fork of Zenity with many improvements, such as custom buttons, additional dialogs, pop-up menu in notification icon and more. It's useful for creating quick and easy GUIs for shell and batch scripting.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      wxWidgets is an excellent framework that enables the creation of multi-platform applications with and without a graphical user interface.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      wxGlade is a GUI designer written in Python with the popular GUI toolkit wxPython, that helps you create wxWidgets/wxPython user interfaces. At the moment it can generate Python, C++, Perl, Lisp and XRC (wxWidgets' XML resources) code.
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    3. display dialog boxes from shell scripts
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    4. kdialog allows you to display dialog boxes from shell scripts. The syntax is very much inspired from the "dialog" command (which shows text mode dialogs).
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Visualwx aims to be the ultimate RAD tool, designed for c++, python, perl, ruby, lua and wxWidgets. Still there are many things to do, but we've achieved considerable progress.

      Discontinued

      Last version seems to be VisualWx 0.87.6.0 Alfa April 13 2007, see http://visualwx.altervista.org/downloads.php. There is no version for Python 3.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Bloodshed Dev-C++
      wxDev-C++ is an extension of Bloodshed Dev-C++ by Colin Laplace et. al. This program helps you to create dialogs and frames for wxWidgets visually using a form designer.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 7.4.2, released in June 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Code::Blocks
      wxSmith is a Code::Blocks plugin for RAD editing of wxWidgets applications.
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