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Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Project Window
  • Main window
  • Main window
  • MainWindow
  • XRC Window
  • C++ Window
  • Designer Window

Editorial review


Vineet Sharma Senior editor

This review applies to version 3.0. The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our informers.

wxFormBuilder is an open source Graphical User Interface(GUI) builder for wxWidgets. wxWidgets is actually a framework that enables the creation of multi-platform applications with and without a graphical user interface.
wxFormBuilder itself has a very streamlined interface which is very easy to use. This version includes a pretty neat WYSIWYG visual editor. You can also add your own controls like wxButton, wxBitmapButton, wxStaticText, wxTextCtrl, wxStaticBitmap, wxComboBox, wxChoice, wxListBox, wxListCtrl, wxCheckBox, wxScrolledWindow etc. with point and click access. C++ and XML codes are generated with proper syntax highlighting. The code is fully unicode compliant, and importing of XRC code is also available. There is a new wizard to generate the needed inherited class for the GUI. It uses the Connect() method or the event table for creating events. You can also add your own event handlers for most of the controls available. If you like you can easily add more events using an external XML file.


  • Streamline Interface.
  • Unicode Compliant.
  • Ability to add own controls.


  • Help is not provided.

What's new in version 3.5 beta

- Added support for wxRibbonBar and related classes.
- Added support for wxDataViewCtrl and derived classes.
- Added ability to define property grid's/manager's content.
- Re-arranged widgets palettes.

What's new in version 3.3 beta

--ID: 3519419 - Create inherited class bracket error.
--Fixed code generation for PHP wxSplitterWindow wxEVT_IDLE.
--Fixed "scrollbar jump" in Object Inspector occured if wxFB built with wxWidgets 2.9.x and later.
--ID: 3536076, 3536080 - Sub-class behaviour changed 3.2 to 3.3
--ID: 3556216 - Missing field in generated XRC
--ID: 3530800 - wxTextCtrl "maxlenght"
--ID: 3142678 - Adds 'public' to python class when doing 'subclass'

What's new in version 3.2 beta

-Clean and simple design.
-Ability to add your own controls.
-Ability to add your own event handlers for most controls.

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