In computing a graphical user interface (GUI, sometimes pronounced gooey) is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices with images rather than text commands. GUIs can be used in computers, hand-held devices such as MP3 players, portable media players or gaming ...

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Application behavior in different screen sizes

My company is developing a .NET application that needs to work with 17 inch and 24 inch monitors using the same resolution on both. My question is whether I should expect any different behavior or ...
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Which to implement first: GUI or backend? [closed]

So, I can code both, but which should I use a base for development? In terms of TDD, should minimal aspects in the GUI be used as the seed from which to grow towards backend logic? or should the ...
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Is there a way to not use the Observer pattern when creating GUI systems?

In Java, the Swing library implements the Observer/Subscriber-Publisher design pattern to design the way the program responds to events on the GUI (button clicks, etc). The programmer registers ...
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Automated GUI tests take too long because of doing same steps before the “main test action” can proceed

We are developing a desktop application and I am responsible for GUI testing. Currently we have around 500 tests which take 8 hours to complete. The tests are testing almost every button/menu/field ...
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How can I make a simple column of buttons down the west Jpanel (itempanel)? [migrated]

I have added one JButton but it just becomes the same size as the JPanel. Any other JButtons added do not show up. I have tried numerous layout managers but they just either give me errors or place ...
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UI design for changing multiple records at once

I have a desktop application where the user has tabular views on some data records. Now we got the requirement to let the user select multiple of these records at the same time and let the him edit ...
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C#/C++ GUI development without drag and drop? [closed]

I'm currently programming Java, I have played around with C++ before, but I have never touched GUI as I feel "cheat-like" when using its drag and drop system. I feel good and enjoy programming my own ...
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How to manage focus for a small set of simple widgets

I'm developing a set of simple widgets for a small (128x128) display. For example I'd like to have a main screen with an overlay menu which I can use to toggle visibilty of main screen elements. Each ...
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Why is it hard to make a Java program 'appear native'?

Most Java applications don't look the same as C/C++ applications. Swing might have been designed on purpose to have a distincitve look, but based on what I've read, SWT for example tried to 'look ...
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Console Application vs GUI? [closed]

I'm trying to develop a minimal MP3 player with some cool but light features. It is so simple that it doesn't matter if it is console application or not. Since my purpose is to consume the sources as ...
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Programming beginner: Options for small program interfaces? [closed]

I have been a Rails developer for a year now, and I really want to start diving in to Ruby and pure programming without using a framework. However I am having trouble conceptualizing little programs I ...
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C# gadgets overloading the form (can't see the woods for the trees) [closed]

I have the task of taking over a C# program that is very badly written, however I am new to C#. The form has many objects including labels, buttons, panels, etc, which overlap each other. The form is ...
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Using a web framework as python GUI

If I built some useful piece of python code to e.g. scrape a website or to calculate something big, at some point I might want to add a GUI to my project. For this I could use Tk, Qt, Pygame or any ...
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Python scripts link to GUI using an IDE [closed]

I am studying python. Now I can write python scripts(codes) to some extent. I am interested in making GUI to those written programs.I like to do it using an IDE rather than using PyGTK or Tkinter. Can ...
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Browser-based GUI for a python application [closed]

I want to create a web/browser-based GUI for a command-line python application. The goal is to make use of HTML/JS technologies to create this GUI. As the application itself, it needs to run on Linux ...
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Which are the best ways to organize view hierarchies in GUI interfaces?

I'm currently trying to figure out the best techniques for organizing GUI view hierarchies, that is dividing a window into several panels which are in turn divided into other components. I've given a ...
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Why use classes when programming a tkinter gui in python

I program primarily in python and have programmed a couple of GUI's with Tkinter, every tutorial I have ever seen has recommended defining and using a class for the GUI, but my GUI runs flawlessly ...
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Want to create a simple gui app using C++ but dont know what to use [closed]

I have learned C++ to an intermediate point and now I'd like to create something beyond a console program. I would like to create a simple program that grabs info from specific text files and displays ...
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Is it crazy to develop a TUI today? [duplicate]

I'm starting to develop a new program. It's basically a database interface, run a few queries, show the data in a nice way and be able to easy input new data (like this website). Thinking about which ...
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Why to have an application with GUI on linux when command line is available?

If the question appears to be off topic then please migrate to some other suitable domain on stackexchange. Q.why to have GUI along with CLI, when you already have command line interface? I'm ...
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What popular program is used to develop GUI in C++? [closed]

I'm asking this question because my creativity can only go so far with console programs in C++. I need to know what program/software the majority of c++ software developers out there use develop GUI ...
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Is there any theory or science for building complex visualization GUI's?

Most "Canvas" widgets in common GUI toolkits offer low level operations like drawing basic shapes of different colors/line-width/etc, or displaying sprites and images. Some seem to have slightly more ...
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Blitting image bleeds color

For a game I developed in SDL + C, I have having some trouble with the animations. I have a sprite sheet I developed in GIMP. I kept the background color in the sprite as pink so as to replace it ...
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How does GDI/+ work and can it be replaced with my own code?

On wikipedia it says that GDI is an API and core operating system component responsible for representing graphical objects and transmitting them to output devices. I'm not finding much on what GDI+ ...
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What are some standard design methods to add GUI to a command line app? [closed]

I have an embedded linux c application that runs with a simple CLI. I am now tasked with creating a GUI that accomplishes the same functionality as the command line program. I am not an accomplished ...
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Is the Glade GUI designer a good option for a beginner?

I am a student of Computer Science and I already have basic programming experience in Python 2.x, 3.x, C++, and HTML. I never made a program with a GUI. I have just programmed games, scripts/plugins, ...
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How to render graphical interface automatically (behind the scenes)

I am trying to write a program that shows images of a Java application's GUI automatically (ie, without someone building, running, and then taking screenshots of the interface). I know WindowBuilder ...
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What's the right way to work with a graphic designer?

Recently, we worked with a graphic designer (arranged by the client) to provide the skin for a Django+Bootstrap application we had built. The designer provided a series of static images of the new ...
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What should the relation between parent and child GUI components be?

This seems to happen every time I create any sort of GUI. I have trouble figuring out how child classes should communicate to their siblings. It's a general problem, but it's probably easier to use a ...
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Are GUIs ever programmed in DirectX for higher performance?

I've been researching GDI a little and on some websites I'm lead to believe it can hardly draw a few boxes, while on others it can easily be used in an interactive charting application. So I'm ...
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Other than XML, what are some examples of “coding” a GUI design?

I've been trying to think outside of the box as to how desktop GUIs can be designed in code(not a graphical designer!). I've come across basically three ways this is done: XML Raw code (create a ...
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Modern REPL for Haskell - is anybody working on it? [closed]

It's time Haskell had a modern REPL like Mathematica's (or better). Make each calculation run in a separate thread, so user has control over each computation box's resources (ability to pause, play, ...
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How to create in Python Tkinter a widget that would act like a choice tree?

I would like to know if there is such widget in tk (or in any different standard Python 3 module), or how to create it: Of course it doesn't have to look like this, but it should offer same ...
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Dynamically change of UI on value changes in list box

I have a list box with several elements, let it be web servers (tomcat, iis etc). For each list box value, UI must have different views. For example, if we choose IIS, user name and password fields ...
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Where to start in developing a game engine as a web app

I have to create a web application, preferably I would host that on Google App Engine. it is a multiplayer game, So it needs to be interactive. I am only familiar with C/C++ coding, and have started ...
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OOP when using a GUI Designer

I usually do database and web development but at the moment I'm learning desktop development with Mono and Gtk# using using the MonoDevelop IDE. I'm also using the Stetic GUI Designer inside ...
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Why would each widget need a reference to its parent in a simple widget system?

I'm working on a simple widget system (single window, fixed size). Each widget gets its parent (i.e. the widget containing it) passed into its constructor - except for the root widget, which I called ...
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How to get a reference to a central AssetLoader in every Widget?

I'm working on a simple UI system for a game. The building blocks are Widget objects, which can contain each other. There are several sub classes of Widget, e.g. LabelWidget, ImageWidgetand ...
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Data representation with C# and WPF

I'm developing an application handling DB parts. I retrieve the data from the DB with stored procedures and prepared statements. Now I want to display the data in the GUI. What is the current ...
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User selection and object creation

I'm writing a GUI application. The user selects item from a comboBox (non editable). The suitable input data control is then enabled and user enters data. Then the appropriate object according to the ...
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What are the cons of using XML for GUI development? [closed]

I'm hoping this question fits within the scope of Programmers SE and that it's not too open ended. I've always hated GUI design. I don't mean to offend anyone, but I've hated CSS/HTML, I've hated ...
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What data structure could a word processor use to map the user's caret position/text selection to its internal representation of the document?

Word processors (e.g. Microsoft Word) display documents to the user as styled text. The user can select a part of this text and apply styles to it, and edit the text. The word processor must (I ...
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How to avoid big and clumsy UITableViewController on iOS?

I have a problem when implementing the MVC-pattern on iOS. I have searched the Internet but seems not to find any nice solution to this problem. Many UITableViewController implementations seems to ...
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Why don't we have web IDEs?

Why don't we have a lot of good web-based IDEs? Which aspects of the system make it difficult for IDE to be implemented as a web application?
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What is a proper way of building Winform apps with multiple “screens”

What's a proper way of building a Winform app that has multiple 'screens'? For example, I'm trying to write a small backup program (mainly for giggles), and I've been dumping controls and containers ...
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Free tool to design Java user interfaces [closed]

While in the process of developing GUIs for my Java project, I am wondering if there is something that lets you visually design your GUI for Java and correspondently generates the needed code, just to ...
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Thread safe GUI programming

I have been programming Java with swing for a couple of years now, and always accepted that GUI interactions had to happen on the Event Dispatch Thread. I recently started to use GTK+ for C ...
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How do I organize a GUI application for passing around events and for setting up reads from a shared resource

My tools involved here are GTK and Haskell. My questions are probably pretty trivial for anyone who has done significant GUI work, but I've been off in the equivalent of CGI applications for my whole ...
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What to learn after standard C++? [closed]

I switched to C++ a few months ago, learning its syntax, the main features of the STL and what you can usually find in a "learn C++" manual. Now I would like to go further. What would be your ...
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Overloading interface buttons, what are the best practices?

Imagine you'll have always a button labeled "Continue" in the same position in your app's GUI. Would you rather make a single button instance that takes different actions depending on the current ...