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GTK+ is a library for creating graphical user interfaces similar to the Motif "look and feel". It is designed to be small and efficient, but still flexible enough to allow the programmer freedom in the interfaces created. GTK+ allows the programmer to use a variety of standard user interface widgets such as push, radio and check buttons, menus, lists and frames. It also provides several "container" widgets which can be used to control the layout of the user interface elements.

GTK+ provides some unique features. For example, a button does not contain a label, it contains a child widget, which in most instances will be a label. However, the child widget can also be a pixmap, image or any combination possible the programmer desires. This flexibility is adhered to throughout the library.

This toolkit is used in the GIMP.

Current Version:   1.2.7

License Type:   LGPL

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