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Windows installation help request

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:54 am
by Modeller

I am VERY NEW to wXWidgets :oops: and I have naturally many unanswered questions in my mind. The questions I have are mainly due to insufficient information about wXWidgets. However, I will start with the installation step.

I have been to Link : and what I was told there was that "just click to this link : and off you go"! to where I do not know. I then downloaded wxWidget for MS-Windows but I do not know how to proceed further. As far as I have understood I must recompile the wxWidget source files in order to establish a kind of "static" library. Then I will be able to code and run my own GUIs.

Now I found the book and Jeff Cogswell tells about the installation. He says : "The installation depends on the platform on which you

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:32 pm
by FlyingIsFun1217
Although I cannot say what is involved to get VC++, as I do not use it, I can say that wxDev-C++ is a great solution, as it gets you started by giving you a visual designer for your applications, and comes with the wxWidgets library.

FlyingIsFun1217 :)

Re: Windows installation help request

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:56 pm
by tierra
Modeller wrote:System Information : I am running XP-proffesional and Visual C++ Express edition with Platform SDK installed. I will use VC++ Express with wxWidgets - if I can manage the installation!
You can get everything up and running in VC++ without needing wxDev-C++ or MinGW. If you have VC++ all installed and setup with the PSDK correctly, you're already a good portion of the way there. You will find the official wxMSW installation instructions (at docs\msw\install.txt) as well as the VC++ Setup Guide on the wxWiki extremely helpful.

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:16 am
by Auria
Indeed, following the instructions in the install file and/or wiki should be good.
establish a kind of "static" library
run the "configure" script and type "make in the console"
However you do not seem to be confortable with libs and console, getting a little knowledge in this area would probably make it all seem less obscure (at least for me it did)

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:58 am
by Modeller
I thank you very much for the help you guys have provided, especially for the link : ... etup_Guide

Regards :wink:

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:33 am
by T-Rex