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    termbox is described as 'Termbox is a library that helps making terminal-based pseudo-GUIs. It is a simple and clean ncurses alternative' and is a Terminal Emulator in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to termbox for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Solaris and FreeBSD. The best alternative is ncurses, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like termbox are FINAL CUT (Free, Open Source), S-Lang (Free, Open Source), libmabuff (Free, Open Source) and Turbo Vision (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 21, 2022
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    Termbox is a library that helps making terminal-based pseudo-GUIs. It is a simple and clean ncurses alternative.
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    1. ncurses (new curses) is a programming library that provides an API which allows the programmer to write text-based user interfaces in a terminal-independent manner. It is a toolkit for developing "GUI-like" application software that runs under a terminal emulator.
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      FINAL CUT is a C++ class library and widget toolkit with full mouse support for creating a text-based user interface. The library supports the programmer to develop an application for the text console. It allows the simultaneous handling of multiple text windows on the screen.
      Almost everyone thinks FINAL CUT is a great alternative to termbox.


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      S-Lang is a programming library that provides routines for embedding an interpreter for the S-Lang scripting language, and components to facilitate the creation of text-based applications.
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    2. This is libmabuff, library for simple TUI creation in C++.

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      The last commit to the source code was made on November 1st, 2014.

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      A complete C++ Text User Interface (TUI) featuring windows, dialogs (buttons, check and radio boxes, input boxes, etc.), mouse support, menus, etc. It's available for various platforms and compilers.


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      Newt is a programming library for color text mode, widget based user interfaces. Newt can be used to add stacked windows, entry widgets, checkboxes, radio buttons, labels, plain text fields, scrollbars, etc., to text mode user interfaces. Newt is based on the slang library.
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      tui-rs is a Rust library to build rich terminal user interfaces and dashboards. The library is based on the principle of immediate rendering with intermediate buffers.
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      Gui.cs is a simple UI toolkit for .NET, .NET Core and Mono and works on both Windows and Linux/Unix. The toolkit contains various controls for building text user interfaces from buttons, checkboxes and lists to menus, frames and windows.
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      FTXUI is a simple C++ library for terminal based user interfaces featuring a functional style inspired by React, UTF8 and fullwidth char support and keyboard and mouse navigation.
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      ConsoleGUI is a simple .NET framework for creating console-based GUI applications. It provides most essential layout management utilities as well as a set of basic controls.
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