Glade

GUI creation: XML versus programmatic

Recently I have been messing around with the Glade interface designer, a rapid application development tool that allows you to create full GTK+ user interfaces very easily. The neat thing about this tool is that it saves the GUI as an XML document, which is then hooked into your code through various language specific ‘sketchers’. These sketchers read in the XML and generate the corresponding ‘native’ code interfaces – often at runtime.