Screenshots for wxWidgets samples

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Screenshots for wxWidgets samples

Post by StephenC » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:51 am

I'm seriously interested in using wxWidgets and planning to migrate a set of existing Win32 applications across to achieve OSX versions from the same source.

I can see there is an amazing range of samples apps with the distribution, I have built a couple of them, and all is working well. But I would like to get a sense of what each sample project is demonstrating, before I focus in and build my particular projects of interest for a closer inspection.

Seems to me the samples could use an index page or document that gives a brief overview of which controls or features they are showcasing, and in particular a screenshot of each, so that it's easy to browse through the list visually.

Does such a thing already exist?

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Re: Screenshots for wxWidgets samples

Post by doublemax » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:44 am

There is only this page, http://docs.wxwidgets.org/trunk/page_samples.html
But it doesn't contain any screenshots.

The most important ones are probably the "widgets" and "dialogs" samples, because they show most of the basic GUI elements in action and give you an idea how specific controls are called in wxWidgets.
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Re: Screenshots for wxWidgets samples

Post by StephenC » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:08 am

Hey doublemax, thanks the for the reply.

I think screenshots would be a really useful addition to the sample page you linked me to.

I really wanted to a get a top-level overview of all the samples, with a screenshot to help me remember and find them again, as I need to study each aspect of the wxWidgets framework closer in future.

So I went ahead, build all of the sample projects, and took screenshots of each of them. I've made a PDF document with the images and text from the samples page. I also have the collection of screenshots in PNG, so they could get added to the official page.

I'd like to contribute them, as I'm sure they would be helpful for others, particularly newbies like me who are still exploring what wxWidgets can do. Where would I upload them to?

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Re: Screenshots for wxWidgets samples

Post by samsam598 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:30 am

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Maybe you need wxDemo(Viewer):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wxcode/ ... ts/wxDemo/

And hope there is an updated version for the latest wx.
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Re: Screenshots for wxWidgets samples

Post by doublemax » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:42 am

You could make a post in this forum, under "Announcement and Discoveries".

Or you could ask again on the wx-users mailing list where you can reach the core wx developers (this is a user forum):
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en& ... m/wx-users
http://www.wxwidgets.org/support/maillst2.htm#users
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Re: Screenshots for wxWidgets samples

Post by tierra » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:11 am

It's also pretty common to run the wxPython Demo on the platforms you care about to get a feel for the various controls:

See: http://www.wxpython.org/download.php

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