Is there a graphical GUI builder?

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Wed Feb 20 13:14:57 CET 2013

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:09 PM, Laszlo Nagy <gandalf at> wrote:
>> You have to think about your window differently - think about what
>> you're putting where, rather than going visually "that looks about
>> right" - but the reward is that it'll look right no matter where you
>> run your app. As an added bonus, you don't need any sort of graphical
>> builder; you can just write code directly in your editor.
> Yes, but these are not mutually exclusive.  There can be (and there are) GUI
> tools that let you arrange your widgets with layouts and rules. In other
> words, using layouts and rules does not alone make it impossible to use a
> GUI builder.

Agreed, as I clarified in my subsequent post. My original statement
was a tad broad. The GUI builder isn't the problem, but the Visual
BASIC GUI builder is pixel-based, and is therefore part of what I
described as tending to produce non-portable UIs.


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