best method to create a PC app with Gui for micrcontroller project

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by bignick270, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. bignick270

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    What is the simplest method of creating a program on the PC side (Windows) with a GUI to show/interact with data from a micro controller?

    My programming experience is roughly 4 years with microcontrollers, 8-bit to 32-bit (Microchip PIC's), in C and a little experience with assembly. I have done one or two PC applications in C but they were strictly command prompt based applications.

    I think I saw a book about using Python in a copy of Circuit Cellar (it was an ad) but I have never used or have seen Python.

    Any web resources or book suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Have you looked at Visual Basic?
  3. bignick270

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    I have not. What is the learning curve like for visual basic?
  4. CVMichael

    Senior Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    That varies from person to person....

    If you start on programming for PC, you might as well start with the latest ones, like VB.NET or C#.

    This is a really good forum for VB (and VB.NET) programming:
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  5. nickelflipper

    Active Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    Here's a Python link that might be helpful? Have not followed up on a promise to myself, which is to run a Python serial comms to microcontroller program.