wyoGuide is a tutorial, a collection of guidelines for building cross-platform applications with a well-designed, consistent look and feel. It gives ideas and advice on how an application and its GUI could and should be written. Development with these guidelines gives the GUI of an application a standard set of base functionality. wyoGuide also provides sample code for each guideline written in C++ using the wxWidgets (formerly wxWindows) framework. For a seasoned developer it shouldn't be difficult to adapt these guidelines to other languages or frameworks.
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Release Notes: This release mostly corrects text and spelling errors and contains clarifications.
Release Notes: It is now possible to use localized help books (.htb) to make applications really i18n-capable. A memoryleak in the single instance checker was fixed.
Release Notes: A sample modal dialog with persistent data was added. The project files were updated for wxWidgets 2.6.1, the new stable version. wyoGuide-Demo was also updated to 1.3.2.
Release Notes: The guidelines contains a chapter about finding the location of application related files, e.g. help files, i18n files, etc. There are other small enhancements in the code of the demo sample.
Release Notes: wyoGuide has changed its name from wxGuide. This name change signals that wyoGuide uses but does not depend on the wxWidgets framework. The name change also stresses the fact that wyo (Otto Wyss) is responsible for these guidelines. This change includes many small text corrections.