# Dependencies and the window

# Boring, I know

Some of you reading this are very experienced with opening up windows in Rust and probably have your favorite windowing library, but this guide is designed for everybody, so it's something that we need to cover. Luckily, you don't need to read this if you know what you're doing. One thing that you do need to know is that whatever windowing solution you use needs to support the raw-window-handle crate.

# What crates are we using?

For the beginner stuff, we're going to keep things very simple, we'll add things as we go, but I've listed the relevant Cargo.toml bits below.

[dependencies]
image = "0.23"
winit = "0.25"
cgmath = "0.18"
env_logger = "0.8"
log = "0.4"
wgpu = "0.9"
pollster = "0.2"

# The code

There's not much going on here yet, so I'm just going to post the code in full. Just paste this into your main.rs or equivalent.

use winit::{
    event::*,
    event_loop::{ControlFlow, EventLoop},
    window::WindowBuilder,
};

fn main() {
    env_logger::init();
    let event_loop = EventLoop::new();
    let window = WindowBuilder::new().build(&event_loop).unwrap();

    event_loop.run(move |event, _, control_flow| match event {
        Event::WindowEvent {
            ref event,
            window_id,
        } if window_id == window.id() => match event {
            WindowEvent::CloseRequested => *control_flow = ControlFlow::Exit,
            WindowEvent::KeyboardInput { input, .. } => match input {
                KeyboardInput {
                    state: ElementState::Pressed,
                    virtual_keycode: Some(VirtualKeyCode::Escape),
                    ..
                } => *control_flow = ControlFlow::Exit,
                _ => {}
            },
            _ => {}
        },
        _ => {}
    });
}

All this does is create a window, and keep it open until user closes it, or presses escape. Next tutorial we'll actually start using wgpu!

Last Updated: 7/14/2021, 12:26:05 PM