Demo walkthrough of C++ open source wxWidgets wxFormsBuilder with Python

(Last Updated On: May 27, 2016)
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Here are my notes:

wxFormBuilder for Mac

As pointed out by @melto, a stable released version, 3.1.70, for os x works as well. The link to sourceforge


This was also mentioned for Windows or Linux only


To install wxPython package into your Python on Mac OSX

brew install wxpython


Download wxWidgets from site (I downloaded v3.1)

I tried standard with latest GCC compiler


make install  (this takes a long time!)



When complete you will get this result but note where the new library resides:

if test ! -d /usr/local/include/wx-3.1/`dirname $f` ; then \

mkdir -p /usr/local/include/wx-3.1/`dirname $f`; \

fi; \

cp -fp ./include/$f /usr/local/include/wx-3.1/$f; \



Here is another set of library path (and include for the library)



Include director for headers (.h)




Another attempt to download/build wxWidgets on Ubuntu Linux  but Python


Configure Eclipse CDT


Instead I tried to make a sample project out of a project


make all


It worked! You go to directory of:



make all

This will make all sample projects executable


Description of samples here


Ones of interest: console, dialog, exec, image,layout, mdi (great layout components),

Menu, opengl/isosurf, richtext, sashtest, scroll, shaped, splitter (window), statbar, stc, thread, toolbar,xrc ,treelist, treectrl, listctrl, ribbon (another good gui)

++ many more

Configure Eclipse CDT

This may be better as a full on tutorial


Surprise from this tutorial:

Retrieving the settings on Mac OS X

If you have Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, it comes preinstalled with wxWidgets. Just open up a terminal and type:

It does include configuring help for Linux and Windows as well.


Another tip for Mac OSX with Eclipse


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