Comparison of user interface markup languages

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of user interface markup languages. Please see the individual markup languages' articles for further information.

General information[edit]

Basic general information about the markup languages: creator, version, etc.

Creator License First public release date Latest stable version development environment Runtime environment
avg Ulrich von Zadow LGPL 2003 1.0.0 text editor or Eclipse Python
FXML Oracle Corporation October 2011 Netbeans JavaFX
XFD (user interface) Abbott Informatics 2004 JScript.NET/JavaScript STARLIMS v10/v11
GladeXML GNOME LGPL April 1998 2.10.0 Glade GTK+
GNUstep Renaissance GNUstep LGPL April 2001 (base) 0.9.0 Gorm, ProjectCenter [1] GNUstep
LZX Laszlo Systems CPL July 2003 4.9 optional (e.g., text editor, Eclipse IDE available) Flash Player 5 or above, DHTML, Java ME announced
MXML Adobe Systems MPL 1.1 March 2004 2.0.1 Adobe Flex [1] or free Flex 3 SDK [2] Flash Player 9 or above
Qt Designer Qt (framework) LGPL  ? 4.7 Qt Designer Qt (framework)
QuiX inno:script Commercial June 2005 0.5 Quill UI Designer Internet Explorer, Mozilla based browsers
UIML OASIS ? December 1997 ? various jUIML , UIML.Net, various
Vexi [3] Vexi opensource group GPL / LGPL April 2004 3.0 optional (e.g., text editor) Internet Explorer, Mozilla based browsers, Opera, Chrome, Native Java environments
XAML Microsoft MS-PL November 2006 v2009[2] optional (e.g., text editor), Microsoft Expression Blend, Microsoft Expression Design, Visual Studio 2008, Vectropy .NET Framework 3.0 or above (formerly WinFX), XBAPs for WPF and plugins for Silverlight in internet browsers
XRC wxWidgets wxWindows Library Licence ? wxWidgets 2.8.12 optional (e.g., text editor), wxGlade, XRCed, wxDesigner, DialogBlocks wxWidgets-based applications
XUL Mozilla Foundation MPL December 1998 1.0[3] optional (e.g., text editor) Gecko-based applications
XAL Nexaweb Commercial January 2000 4.5 optional (e.g., text editor, Eclipse IDE available) Java JRE 1.1 and up / MSJVM, DHTML
XForms World Wide Web Consortium W3C License 14 March 2006 1.0[4] optional (e.g., text editor) Many- many implementations in browsers, plug-ins, extensions, and servers
ZUML Potix GPL/Commercial November 2005 2.4.0 text editor or Eclipse ZK Ajax Framework
Creator License First public release date Latest stable version development environment Runtime environment


Some features of the markup languages.

Programming language Treatment Web standard
GladeXML C, C++, C#, Python, Ada, Pike, Perl, PHP, Eiffel, Ruby, D Interpreted, compiled for some languages (Deprecated) XML
GNUstep Renaissance Objective-C Compiled, dynamic binding XML
LZX XML, ECMAScript Compiled XML, ECMAScript, CSS, XPath
MXML ActionScript Compiled XML, ECMAScript, CSS
Qt C++ Compiled, interpreted XML
QuiX JavaScript Interpreted XML, CSS, JavaScript
UIML Vary Vary  ?
XAML Browser (Silverlight); JavaScript, IronPython, IronRuby, C#, VB.NET, C++/CLI, and J# among others. Interpreted, compiled XML, XPath, DOM, JavaScript
XRC C++, Python (wxPython), Perl (wxPerl), C# and other .NET languages (wx.NET), Erlang (wxErlang) Vary XML
XUL JavaScript, Python, C++, Java, Perl Interpreted, compiled (C++) XML, CSS, DTD, RDF, XPath, XSLT, DOM, JavaScript (ECMAScript)
ZUML Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Groovy and Python Interpreted, compiled XML, XHTML, CSS
Programming language Treatment Web standard

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