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XPToolkit Project

We make cross-platform user interfaces as easy to build and customize as web pages.
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straight up or touchy-feely.

Who are we, and what are we doing here?

How do I get plugged in?

We want all our discussions to be open to the net, and captured for the benefit of those who join later. We need your help. Please discuss anything/everything about this project on the XPFE newsgroup.

Where do I start?

New documentation is coming online! Click here to browse the new online documentation. A "Getting Started" orientation guide is also available, with pointers to resources of interest. The old documents will be listed below until the new documentation has been completed.

A Guide to the XPToolkit Architecture

Historical Project Documents

  • Executive Overview - Handout from a meeting with our executive sponsor at Netscape (and he bought it!).
  • Project Goals - Just a few high-level goals.
  • Schedule - Includes dates for specific tasks and milestones.


  • Dialogs - Special features of Windows useful for treating them as dialogs.
  • Embedded Dialogs - Modifications to the March 2001 code for supporting dialogs in a situation where Gecko is being used as a layout engine embedded in another (non-Mozilla) application.
  • Image Button/Menu Button - Buttons that execute commands or show menus/trees when clicked on.
  • Menus - What we are providing in our menu service.
  • Progress Bar - Meter or barber pole: no more cylon.
  • Tab Widget - Tab widget requirements
  • Toolbars - Toolbar requirements, spec, and examples
  • Necessary Widgets - A rather complete list of widgets, with screens shots that identify them, but aren't the UE-approved appearance.
  • XP Widget Set - User Experience spec for Netscape's GFX widgets.

Older Engineering Documents (Close to being OBSOLETE)

And now for something Completely Different...