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Learning wxPerl and wxWidgets

For those like me (Gabor) who lack imagination here is an explanation of the stack.

  • wxWidgets is the name of the C++ library that can be installed either by your operating systems package management tool ( aptitude install wx-common in case of Debian ) or by installing Alien::wxWidgets from CPAN
  • Scintilla is an editor component written in C++ and used in many editors. It has been included in wxWidgets ad the STC or wxStyledTextCtrl. Padre 0.92 and later will use Wx::Scintilla instead of old Wx::STC to provide the latest and greatest from Scintilla.
  • wxPerl is the name of the Perl binding to wxWidgets (or wrapper if you prefer that word) - It is packaged as the Wx distro on CPAN. Some of the recent Linux distros might also have.
  • Above all that comes our code (Padre in our case)

Home of wxPerl

downloadable version:

Home of wxWidgets

tutorial of Mattia Barbon

tutorial by Jouke Visser

STC or StyledTextCtrl is Scintilla

Yellow Brain documentation of Wx::StyledTextCtrl

Ruby documentation of Wx::StyledTextCtrl

stock items in wx

a kind of WxPerl cheat sheet

Creating GUI code for Padre - A walk through a new feature

PerlMonks articles

The latest versions of wxPerl, wxWidgets and Scintilla

    Wx (aka wxPerl) latest is 0.89 release on Dec 6, 2008
  • Padre 0.90: Wx::Scintilla integration was added through feature_wx_scintilla
  • Padre 0.92: Wx::Scintilla replaced Wx::STC completely.
  • Wx::Scintilla 0.30 supports the Scintilla 2.29 (released on 16th September 2011)
  • Wx::Scintilla 0.36 supports Scintilla 3.0.2.

Various Items and suggestions

See Wx-Perl-DirTree on CPAN