C++ Form creation....

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Xilef Zar
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C++ Form creation....

Post by Xilef Zar » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:45 am

Is there such a thing, haha? I've searched through Microsoft Visual C++ Express Edition, along with Dev C++ Bloodshed. and, I can't seem to find one. Does form creation even really exist outside of the code?

I was just curios because I was making a small developer's toolkit for conversation files and item files for a small game I'm in the process of making.

Any help would be appreciated, haha.

Thanks in advanced.

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Re: C++ Form creation....

Post by Xilef Zar » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:37 am

*curious

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Re: C++ Form creation....

Post by BlackHole » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:29 am

In C++, you're supposed to code it yourself.

But, to help, you can make use of frameworks like MFC. Or let Visual C++ do the work for you: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library ... 80%29.aspx

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Re: C++ Form creation....

Post by Xilef Zar » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:40 pm

Thanks BlackHole,

That's what I assumed once finding the lack of information on such a form creating part of a developer... Would you suggest possibly MSDN for how to write it code wise, or...?

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Re: C++ Form creation....

Post by BlackHole » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:05 am

For code-wise I'd recommend this tutorial: http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/start.html

It's actually a tutorial in C, but since the Windows API isn't different, most code is basically the same. You'll need some good knowledge of C(++) before you get started with this, but for the rest it's not extremely difficult.

Ofc, it only describes programming forms using the API. You may also go with MFC. But do yourself and the rest of the world a favor and first learn the basics of the API; I'll make it a lot easier to understand and more powerfully use MFC.

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Re: C++ Form creation....

Post by Xilef Zar » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:46 pm

Thanks yet again BlackHole,

Anything else you think it would be wise of me to know before I get too far over my head right away?

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Re: C++ Form creation....

Post by blood-shard » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:55 pm

if(Blackhole is a genius){You can kill me}else{I dunno....meh}

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Re: C++ Form creation....

Post by Freshbite » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:35 pm

Wait, how come you're still alive... ?

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Re: C++ Form creation....

Post by Xilef Zar » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:02 pm

Come on blood-shard. Petty comments and senseless rude behavior is completely unnecessary and has no place here.

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