As a student I am looking for the mostly used GUI framework in the industry for standalone desktop apps when all the frameworks in all the languages are considered together. Basically I want to know the one with the highest market share.

My requirement is just to start learning it and I don't want to target specific application types.

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What platform are you interested in? For cross-platform apps the industry seems to be moving toward Electron apps like Slack or Visual Studio Code is built in - it's a framework for embedding Chromium into a desktop app.

For Windows only, there is Windows Forms or Windows Presentation Foundation.

On Linux, Gtk is popular.

In Python, TkInter is included with the language.

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    For cross platform, I would add that there is also Qt, which is widely used in industry.
    – Mawg
    Commented Feb 24, 2020 at 10:35

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