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XForms is a graphical user interface toolkit and builder based on Xlib for X Window Systems. XForms is a portable and efficient C library that can be used in both C and C++ programs. The library works in all visuals and all depths (1-24) and comes with a rich set of objects such as buttons (of many flavors, including color XPMs as labels) , browsers, sliders, and menus integrated into an elegant event/object callback execution model that allows fast and easy construction of X-applications. It also has OpenGL (on SGI) and Mesa support. The Forms Library is very intuitive and simple to use. It is by far the easiest-to-learn and easiest-to-use system for X GUI development. You can start writing XForms based programs within an hour once you go though the first five pages of the documentation and have run and read a couple of the demos. Actually, you don't have to write any code, the bundled GUI builder will do it for you.

Current Version:   0.89

License Type:   Free for Non-Commercial Use

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