Appendix E. Forms Compatibility

Table of Contents
Importing Forms Layout Files
Using the Compatibility Header File
Problems You Will Encounter
Additional Notes

This appendix describes the Forms compatibility included with FLTK.

Importing Forms Layout Files

FLUID can read the .fd files put out by all versions of Forms and XForms fdesign. However, it will mangle them a bit, but it prints a warning message about anything it does not understand. FLUID cannot write fdesign files, so you should save to a new name so you don't write over the old one.

You will need to edit your main code considerably to get it to link with the output from FLUID. If you are not interested in this you may have more immediate luck with the forms compatibility header, <FL/forms.H>.