Author Topic: Styled Text Controls  (Read 2697 times)

Offline rcoll

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Styled Text Controls
« on: April 01, 2010, 03:30:15 pm »
I needed a text control in a small project, but I wanted something more elaborate than just plain text.  I narrowed my choices down to wxScintilla, wxRichTextControl, and wxSTEditor (which itself is based upon wxScintilla).  To help me choose the better "looking", I ended up making a plug-in for wxSmith that let me try all 3 of these.  I thought some of you guys might be interested in this, also.

wxSmithSTC is a plugin for Code::Blocks and wxSmith that provides styled text control widgets to the GUI designer.

Specifically, the components wxScintilla, wxRichTextCtrl, and wxSTEditor are now available on the component tab list of wxSmith (tab "Styled Text).

This plug-in provides these components for visual design, and exposes most of the properties and attributes for initial setup; however, it does not (as yet) provide ancillary components (such as style sheets or text attributes, except those used for the default fonts and colors).

As usual, the plug-in has only been tested in Windows XP, but I believe it should work on all platforms.  You can download the source-only version and compile it with your favorite compiler, or download the Windows-compiled version (compiled with TDM GCC 4.4.1 and using wxWidgets ver 2.8.10).

It can be download from RapidShare at

or my Berlios page at