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Porting from MFC to wxWidgets

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Porting from MFC to wxWidgets


Sometimes we have a useful Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) application that we'd like to make available to other platforms. wxWidgets has a programming model very similar to MFC, so porting our application from MFC to wxWidgets seems like the simplest way to a get cross-platform version of our application.

This month, Richard Thomson will give us a quick refresher on GUI programming and walk us through an example of porting the MFC application "hippy" -- a Motorola 6800 microprocessor assembler and simulator -- to wxWidgets. Some of the topics covered will include:

  • Conversion of event handling
  • Conversion of CMake based build
  • Consuming wxWidgets through vcpkg
  • Conversion of resources (bitmaps, etc.)
  • Conversion of loading plugins with GUI elements

This will be an online meeting, so drinks and snacks are on you!

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