wxDev-C++ is an extension of Dev-C++ by Colin Laplace et. al. This program helps you to create dialogs and frames for wxWidgets visually using a form designer. With all the wonderful features of Dev-C++, wxDev-C++ is still being actively developed. The main aim of this project is to provide the wxWidgets community with a free, open-source, commercial-grade IDE/RAD tool for development with wxWidgets.

If you are new to wxWidgets, have a look at the tutorials page to get yourself familiar with the IDE. Please drop us an email if you wish to join the wxDev-C++ development team or if you wish to submit your own tutorial (see the tutorials reference).


  • wxWidgets Form Designer:
    • Generates XRC XML resources
    • Drag-and-drop design paradigm
    • Supports wxWidgets' sizer-based layouts (or do without it!)
    • Connect events to member functions within the editor
  • Integrated debugging
    • Support for GDB
    • Variable watches
    • Automatic stack tracing
    • Local variables list
    • Displays disassembly and CPU registers
  • Editor features
    • Class browser
    • Code completion
    • Project management
    • Project profiles
    • Customisable syntax highlighting
    • Automatic inline assembly highlighting
    • To do List
  • Application compatibility
    • Built-in CVS support
    • Supports MingW/Visual C++ (6, 2003, 2005 and 2008)
  • Quickly create Windows and console applications, static libraries
    and DLL's
  • Support for project templates to expedite the creation of new project types
  • Package manager (through the use of DevPaks), for easy installation of add-on libraries

User Testimonials

As the project coordinator for an open source project for the past ten
years, and as a long-time user of Borland C++ Builder, I was surprised
and happy to find wxDev-C++ - it's one really slick piece of work. Nice
—Jon Berndt, Aerospace Engineer, Houston, TX

Thanks for the hard work you all put into wxDev-C++ because I come from a
Visual Basic background so I was used to the graphic window designer. Thanks
again and keep up the good work!
—Jessica, Student, North Carolina