Glade ( is a GUI design program, written by Damon Chaplin. It is used to build user interfaces for use with Gtk+ toolkit. It is rather intuitive for even those who have never coded with Gtk+ before.

Basically, it generates all the code you need to build your UI, just say "UI up sesame" from your program and there it comes! Just provide all callbacks and you're set.

It currently supports C, C++, Ada95, Python, Eiffel and Perl, and also others via XML parsing.

Glade has also one cool feature that makes it superior compared to other programs: Because UI stuff has been saved in XML format, Glade program can load and change its user interfaces on the fly!

Glade + Perl(Gtk::GladeXML) ⇒ Who needs Visual Basic under UNIX, dammit? =)

Glade (?), n. [Prob. of Scand. origin, and akin to glad, a.; cf. also W. golead, goleuad, a lighting, illumination, fr. goleu light, clear, bright, goleu fwlch glade, lit., a light or clear defile.]


An open passage through a wood; a grassy open or cleared space in a forest.

There interspersed in lawns and opening glades. Pope.


An everglade.

[Local, U. S.]


An opening in the ice of rivers or lakes, or a place left unfrozen; also, smooth ice.

[Local, U. S.]

Bottom glade. See under Bottom. -- Glade net, in England, a net used for catching woodcock and other birds in forest glades.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.