Sunday, October 08, 2006

March of progress in action: wxAboutBox()

Finally, 13 years after its beginning, wxWidgets has gained this mostly indispensable feature of any modern GUI toolkit: the possibility to show the standard "About" dialog with one line of code. As of today, wxAboutBox() function can be used to create a dialog box like this
GTK+ About Dialog
or like that
Mac OS X About Dialog
or, if all else fails, like this
Generic About Dialog under Windows

The generic dialog is not finished however as the best way to implement is seems to be using yet another new control: the hypothetical wxCollapsiblePane. The hope is to have it soon, finish wxGenericAboutDialog next, and release 2.7.1 immediately thereafter.

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