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  • fltk-rs

    Rust bindings for the FLTK GUI library.

    Finally, if you’re not familiar with a front end javascript library—maybe because you’re a backend developer—You might also want to look into libraries for programming languages that you’re familiar with. There are often wrappers for existing technologies like GTK, FLTK, Qt. For example, FLTK-rs for Rust, or the GTK3 gem for Ruby.

  • react-native-windows

    A framework for building native Windows apps with React.

    If you use a Javascript framework for the web, a good place to start is to see if there is a desktop counterpart for that library. For example, Quasar for Vue developers, React Native for React developers, Ember Electron for Ember developers and so on.

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  • eframe_template

    The easy way to make a Rust app with a GUI

    egui::CentralPanel::default().show(ctx, |ui| { // The central panel the region left after adding TopPanel's and SidePanel's ui.heading("eframe template"); ui.hyperlink(""); ui.add(egui::github_link_file!( "", "Source code." )); let response = ui.add(Label::new("Test Context Menu").sense(Sense::click())); response.context_menu(|ui| { if ui.button("Open").clicked() { ui.close_menu(); } ui.separator(); if ui.button("Cancel").clicked() { ui.close_menu(); } }); egui::warn_if_debug_build(ui); });

  • compose-samples

    Official Jetpack Compose samples.

    Not to be confused with Jetpack Compose, the modern toolkit for building Android apps, JetBrains’ Compose Multiplatform is based on the same technology but allows you to build for Windows/MacOS, Linux and the web.

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