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xtd

Modern C++17/20 framework to create console, GUI and unit test applications on Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and android (*).

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(*) See portability for more information.

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Features

  • Free and open-source (MIT License);
  • a collection of native C++ classes libraries, to complete std;
  • API close to the .net API with a modern C++ approach and full integration with the std standard;
  • xtd is designed to manage GUI controls and dialogs in pure native mode or with CSS styles.
  • written in efficient, modern C++17 / C++20 with RAII programming idiom;
  • and highly portable and available on many different platforms;

xtd libraries architecture

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xtd is composed of several libraries.

xtd.core

core The xtd.core library is modern C++17/20 libraries of classes, interfaces, and value types that provide access to system functionality. It is the foundation on which c++ applications, components, and controls are built.

xtd.drawing

drawing The xtd.drawing library contains types that support basic GDI+ graphics functionality. Child namespaces support advanced two-dimensional and vector graphics functionality, advanced imaging functionality, and print-related and typographical services. A child namespace also contains types that extend design-time user-interface logic and drawing.

xtd.forms

forms The xtd.forms library contains classes for creating Windows-based applications that take full advantage of the rich user interface features available in the Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS and linux base operating system.

xtd.tunit

tunit The xtd.tunit library is a unit-testing framework for modern C++17/20, inspired by Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.Cpp.

Getting Started

  • Installation provides download, install and uninstall documentation.
  • Guides provides xtd guides and tutorials.
  • Examples provides some examples.

Development status

  • Release notes provides release notes information.
  • Roadmap provides a view of the xtd roadmap.
  • Kanban board provides a Kanban view for all tasks (enhancements, pull requests, bugs, questions,...).
  • Development status provides information about classes and libraries development status.
  • Translation status provides information about translations status.

Current release status

GitHub milestone GitHub milestone

This project is an open source project. The developers who participate do so on their own time. It is therefore difficult to fix realese dates.

But you can follow the evolution of the development. We keep the status up to date.

Continuous Integration build status

At each commit, a build and unit tests are performed for the following configurations :

Operating system Debug Release
Windows (x64) Windows (x64) Debug Windows (x64) Release
Windows (x86) Windows (x86) Debug Windows (x86) Release
macOS macOS Debug macOS Release
Ubuntu Ubuntu Debug Ubuntu Release
iOS (**) Coming soon... Coming soon...
Android (**) Coming soon... Coming soon...

(**) xtd.core and xtd.tunit only.

Issues status

As xtd is managed by a Kanban project, the number of open issues can be quite large. The table below gives a clearer view on the number of open bugs/questions and enhancements.

Issues Open Closed
Bugs / Questions from users GitHub issue custom search in repo GitHub issue custom search in repo
xtd 0.2.0 - Enhancements / Developments GitHub issue custom search in repo GitHub issue custom search in repo
xtd 0.3.0 - Enhancements / Developments GitHub issue custom search in repo GitHub issue custom search in repo
xtd 0.4.0 - Enhancements / Developments GitHub issue custom search in repo GitHub issue custom search in repo
xtd 1.0.0 - Enhancements / Developments GitHub issue custom search in repo GitHub issue custom search in repo

Examples

The classic first application 'Hello World'.

Console (CLI)

hello_world_console.cpp

#include <xtd/xtd>

using namespace xtd;

int main() {
  console::background_color(console_color::blue);
  console::foreground_color(console_color::white);
  console::write_line("Hello, World!");
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.3)

project(hello_world_console)
find_package(xtd REQUIRED)
add_sources(hello_world_console.cpp)
target_type(CONSOLE_APPLICATION)

Build and run

Open "Command Prompt" or "Terminal". Navigate to the folder that contains the project and type the following:

xtdc run

Output

Screenshot

Forms (GUI like WinForms)

hello_world_forms.cpp

#include <xtd/xtd>

using namespace xtd::forms;

class main_form : public form {
public:
  main_form() {
    text("Hello world (message_box)");

    button1.location({10, 10});
    button1.parent(*this);
    button1.text("&Click me");
    button1.click += [] {
      message_box::show("Hello, World!");
    };
  }

private:
  button button1;
};

int main() {
  application::run(main_form {});
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.3)

project(hello_world_forms)
find_package(xtd REQUIRED)
add_sources(hello_world_forms.cpp)
target_type(GUI_APPLICATION)

Build and run

Open "Command Prompt" or "Terminal". Navigate to the folder that contains the project and type the following:

xtdc run

Output

Windows

Screenshot

Screenshot

macOS

Screenshot

Screenshot

Linux Gnome

Screenshot

Screenshot

tunit (Unit tests like Microsoft Unit Testing Framework)

hello_world_test.cpp

#include <xtd/xtd>
#include <string>

using namespace std;
using namespace xtd::tunit;

namespace unit_tests {
  class test_class_(hello_world_test) {
  public:
    void test_method_(create_string_from_literal) {
      string s = "Hello, World!";
      valid::are_equal(13, s.size());
      assert::are_equal("Hello, World!", s);
    }

    void test_method_(create_string_from_chars) {
      string s = {'H', 'e', 'l', 'l', 'o', ',', ' ', 'W', 'o', 'r', 'l', 'd', '!'};
      valid::are_equal(13, s.size());
      string_assert::starts_with("Hello,", s);
      string_assert::ends_with(" World!", s);
    }
  };
}

int main() {
  return console_unit_test().run();
}

CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.3)

project(hello_world_test)
find_package(xtd REQUIRED)
add_sources(hello_world_test.cpp)
target_type(TEST_APPLICATION)

Build and run

Open "Command Prompt" or "Terminal". Navigate to the folder that contains the project and type the following:

xtdc run

Output

Screenshot

Gallery

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minesweeper (on Windows)


game_of_life

game_of_life (on macOS)


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xtdc-gui - Create a new project (on macOS)


calculator

calculator (on Ubuntu)


stopwatch

stopwatch (on Windows)


painting

painting (on Ubuntu)

Contributing

The authors file lists contributors together with contact information. If you make a contribution, please add yourself to the list.

Your contributions are welcome.

  • First read Code of conduct and the design guidelines to make sure your contribution follows the rules.
  • Fork the project and use a pull request for adding your contribution.
  • If you face any problems feel free to open an issue at the issues tracker, If you feel like there is a missing feature, please raise a ticket on Github. Pull request are also welcome.

Your feedback is important for the evolution of the project.

Beginners

The following project aims to simplify and guide the way beginners make their first contribution. If you are looking to make your first contribution, check out the project below.

First Contributions

Now you are ready to make your first contribution to xtd.

See also


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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the xtd README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.