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Cross-Platform C SDK

NAppGUI Cross-platform SDK Demo application

NAppGUI is a professional SDK to build cross-platform desktop applications using The C Programming Language (ANSI C90). NAppGUI has built as a lightweight layer on top of the operating system native APIs, that allows create portable programs extremelly fast and small without any external dependency.

C programming stack

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You can start by testing the demo applications on Windows, macOS, and Linux. If you are a brave person and want to create your own applications, you can download the precompiled version of the SDK, or compile it yourself from the source code.

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All platforms, all compilers

NAppGUI supports all Visual Studio versions since 2005 and Xcode since 3.0 (2007). Programs will run in Windows XP, Mac OSX Leopard and above. The SDK detects modern compilers and operating systems, using the newest features when are available. All compatible compilers and build systems here.

Updated to VS2022, macOS Sonoma, Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (gcc-13), Raspberry Pi OS 11 (arm64) and MinGW.

All C compilers and platforms supported by NAppGUI

Widely documented

We have made a great effort to provide NAppGUI with extensive documentation in English and Spanish languages. You can start with the Quick Start and Demos sections, where will find several easy to understand coding examples. If you want go deeper in NAppGUI knowledge, go to User's Guide and Library Reference.

Ebook .PDF in English

Ebook .PDF in Spanish

For any technical question about the use of this software, please use the discussions section of the GitHub project repository. Your contributions could help other users with the same questions.

To report bugs or suggest new features, please use the issue section of the GitHub project repository.

Dynamic interfaces in Unicode

NAppGUI uses UTF-8 for all texts, which ensures translation into any language in the world. It also provides its own interface composer based on Layouts, which adjusts the texts in real time without the need to reopen the application.

static void i_OnLangPopUp(Ctrl *ctrl, Event *e)
    const EvButton *params = event_params(e, EvButton);
    static const char_t *LANGS[] = { "en_US", "es_ES", "pt_PT", "it_IT", "vi_VN", "ru_RU", "ja_JP" };
Runtime translations

No .NET, no .DLLs, no MFC, no VC++ Redist, no Runtime environments, no Swift

NAppGUI only calls the Win32 API and GDI+. Doesn't use .NET, MFC, ATL and any other kind of redundant technology. The static linking will produce self-contained small binaries. NAppGUI neither use STL, only a small subset of The Standard C Library that also will be linked to the final product, so any VC++ Redistributable package will be required.

Your C program will compile without changes in modern Macs, taking advantage of latests Apple SDKs without porting them to Swift or Objective-C.

Static linking


NAppGUI is an OpenSource project and is distributed under MIT license. Please contact us for more information.

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