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« on: February 10, 2007, 02:32:00 pm »
Does anybody know Win32 API programming here. I got the basics down and I have the menu toolbar, and I handle all the messages and I know how to use resources. I just need to know how to make fine tuned stuff like textbox with scrolling and getting info from textboxes and then printing and all that good stuff
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007, 02:36:00 pm »
Well, I had found some tutorials for C++ (or C, whatever) Win 32 API and they showed a bit of text input/processing, but most of the functions were to be found in MSDN's library.

http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/

I left that because I hadn't got any decent tutorials for it. Have you found some? What program do you use to compile?

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007, 05:11:00 pm »
No I have not found any good tutorials but I use Dev-C++ for everything cause it's perfect for everything. Also Dev-C++ holds a cache of your last compile so say you only change one thing then it will only take .1 second to compile because it uses a type of "smart" compiler.

EDIT: I have read that tutorial that you posted :/confused.gif and it is not really a tutorial because when you get to Text boxes and things he explains nothing so it doesn't help much thanks anyways though
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007, 05:53:00 pm »
http://www.relisoft.com/win32/index.htm

The first result of a Google search for "windows api C++ tutorials."

Know that there are also cross-platform GUI toolkits such as wxWidgets and Qt.  

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007, 06:13:00 pm »
I don't need cross-platform I am just making a database for my dad that he is using for his business.

EDIT: also I have seen that site before too. I searched "Win32 API C++ Programming" it gets the same results
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007, 01:32:00 am »
Well, if you are realy desesperate, try searching the online http://msdn2.microsoft.com/fr-ca/visualc/aa336453.aspx (Microsoft's function library) and if you need, there is the affiliated forum.

But most can be found through the library and its archives. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/3bstk3k5.aspx

I already worked a bit with text box and managed to transfer the string to a double floating. I normaly used Dev-C++ (maybe you had the official compiler from Microsoft).

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2007, 07:05:00 am »
No I don't have the official compiler but I don't know what you are getting at. It seems as though you are saying it doesn't compile win32 sources. Well try this with Dev-C++

main.h
c1-->
CODE
ec1
#define IDI_ICON   101

#define ID_MENU 501

#define IDM_FILENEW
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007, 12:18:00 pm »
Sorry to be unclear: I use Dev-C++ for C+ Win32 API programming. I was just wondering what compiler you used.

Well I guess just by your code you know more than me (cursor and popup stuff).

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2007, 04:55:00 pm »
I can teach you everything you need to know about Win32 API programming: controls, resources, etc. Me = Former Dev C++ user, now using Code::Blocks (made by the same guy, just a much better C++ IDE. www.codeblocks.com). 4+ years C/C++.

Sad thing is, I'm not on Omnimaga much, so if you really want some help, email me:

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