Using a Prebuilt wxHatch  Binary

(If you don't already have one, prebuilt binaries for windows and Linux can be downloaded from the wxHatch website.)

Launch wxHatch!

[if using the cygwin,  msys or Unix environment start wxHatch from the command line] by typing wxhatch & and press enter] 

Initial setup: Choose | Select External Compiler to select  the one you have. 

Obtaining and compiling the wxWidgets Library
If you don't already use wxWidgets you will need to download the wxWidgets library. Either 

Choosing a new project: This provides a selection box for the type of project (e.g. text application, drawing/imaging application, list box application, new dialog) and the project will be placed in a new directory with the selected name.

Build your first project: Use the Make menu, and choose Make to build the project. This will produce a makefile for the compiler selected. Now choose Make | Run to execute the program. Initially, this produces a blank window, colored green, with no menus and which responds to no mouse events. It can be closed by clicking in the top right corner;

The power of wxHatch comes from the ease with which menus and dialogs can be added, or mouse events handled in the window as described in Step Two


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