Using and Installing WxRuby
How to Install wxRuby on Ubuntu Linux
wxRuby, a GUI toolkit for Ruby which interfaces with wxWidgets, can be installed on Ubuntu Linux with relative ease.
What is WxRuby? About WxWidgets and WxRuby
WxWidgets is a C++ GUI toolkit that can be used to write GUI (graphical user interface)applications. And WxRuby? Well, it's a Ruby binding and wrapper for the WxWidgets C++ classes.
Creating a "Hello World" Program With WxRuby
Want to learn how to use WxRuby? There's no better way to get started than to write a "Hello World" program.
How Do You Create a Menu in WxRuby?
Menus are relatively easy to create and use in wxRuby,you only need to create a Wx::MenuBar object to hold all of the menus, and a number of Wx::Menu objects.
Appending Sub-Menus in WxRuby
Appending sub-menus in WxRuby applications can be used to reduce clutter in large menus and keep everything neat and tidy without overwhelming the user. When the mouse hovers over a sub-menu, another menu pops out to the right, giving a whole sub-set of choices for the user.
Adding a Status Bar to Your WxRuby Applications
Adding a status bar to your WxRuby applications, whether it be to show progress in loading a page or to provide hyperlink information, is as easy as adding a Status Bar object to a Frame.
Arranging Widgets in WxRuby
Arranging widgets in your WxRuby applications can be accomplished more easily by using the layout managers, known as sizers.