GTK+ By Example/Introduction

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About This Book[edit]

GTK+ is a cross-platform Graphical User Interface (GUI) programming library. It is most well known for it's association with the GNOME desktop environment.

GTK+ is supported in:

  • UNIX/Linux
  • OS X
  • Microsoft Windows

Prerequisite Knowledge[edit]

We assume a working knowledge of the C programming language. You should be familiar with functions, pointers and file operations. If you need a refresher, you should consider the excellent book by Kernighan and Ritchie, ISBN: 0131103628.

In addition, you will require basic skills with the command line, a compiler, Make and an editor of your choice.

Aims[edit]

  • Accessible introduction to the GTK+ windowing toolkit
  • Get started building programs from the beginning