[Haskell-cafe] Simple GUI Form

Ertugrul Söylemez es at ertes.de
Thu Nov 29 14:37:48 CET 2012

Hi there Rune,

if you want to get started with declarative GUI programming in Haskell,
I really recommend taking the FRP route.  Check out the
reactive-banana-wx [1] library instead of using wxHaskell directly.  If
you manage to get wxHaskell working on Windows, then reactive-banana
will work as well.

[1]: <http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Reactive-banana>


Rune Harder Bak <rune at bak.dk> wrote:

> I have some input parameters
> data Input = ...
> that I need the user to enter in a gui pop-up. (windows people...)
> The rest of the app is not gui (or perhaps progress could be displayed
> in a log-window)
> What is the easiest way to make such a GUI form?
> It need to compile for both Linux and Windows, so I though WxWidgets
> was ideal, and I got wx[1] < 0.90 to install (using wxWidgets2.8) on
> both windows and linux.
> Now I just need to create the form, but how do you do that?
> Any clues or links to examples? I have never used wxwidgets on any
> platform or done any other form of GUI before for that matters.
> (apart from some Visual Basic ten years ago, and html).
> I tried looking at wx examples, but I couldn't find this simple use
> case explained anywhere.
> I installed wx in the first place because WxGeneric[2] seemed exactly
> what I needed,
> but I can't get it to compile using ghc7.4.2 from haskell-platform.
> Anybody got that working or have some other simple method?
> Help much appreciated!
> -Rune
> [1] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/wx-
> [2] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/WxGeneric

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