GUI development

Ferhat Kurtulmuş aferust at
Mon Sep 21 10:04:28 UTC 2020

On Monday, 21 September 2020 at 09:38:23 UTC, Martyn wrote:
> On Monday, 21 September 2020 at 08:39:44 UTC, Imperatorn wrote:
>> What is the easiest way to create GUI applications in D?
>> Like drag n drop style? IDE support?
>> (We're using Windows 10 in our organization, so a 
>> Windows-friendly solution would be nice)
>> Thanks!
> I have toyed with GtkD and is very promising and enjoyable.
> You have Glade (installed separately) that is the interface 
> designer. With my current project, however, I am writing it all 
> in D code... very easy and readable so far. :-)
> However, I have only compiled/run my examples on Linux. I do 
> not know how they would turn out when running on Windows 10. I 
> have heard GTK doesn't always look as nice on Windows or Apple 
> but this may have been common in the past... or depends on what 
> you are adding to the Window/Form.
> (It seems like we are in a similar boat about using D on 
> Windows systems. I have recently created a question about 
> vibe.d on windows. lol. I am hoping that Dlang, for the most 
> part, will be my answer to the 'one great language' of mine for 
> multiple platforms)

Yes, GtkD's looknfeel does not feel native on Windows. But it has 
CSS support. Recently, I was playing around with theming, and got 
successfully an OSX looknfeel on win 10 using There is Win10 
themes also available (

Another issue to consider would be file dialogs. Gtk has its own 
generic file dialog, but there is an option to prefer native file 
dialogs on Windows.

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