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Quick Definition

In technical terms, a toolkit is a set of software tools a developer can use to make a program. Toolkits do most of the heavy lifting for the programmer, allowing them to focus on the important parts of their code.

Unfortunately, toolkits usually have limitations. For example, toolkits designed to make games usually don't provide any means to access the operating system's file dialogs.

The general rule of thumb is that the more operating systems a toolkit supports, the more limitations it has.