Need suggestions for common C++ functions/macros/etc.

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    Need suggestions for common C++ functions/macros/etc.

    I'm writing a program that is supposed to make writing HTML / C++ / ... easier. Basically, it has drop-down menus that have common macros (for lack of a better word) available.

    Screenshot illustrations of what I mean:

    http://lithorien.net:5001/ss1.jpg
    http://lithorien.net:5001/ss2.jpg

    What I need from ya'll are ideas for what to add for C++ macros that are commonly used.

    Thanks in advance.



    P.S: Program link is here - http://lithorien.net:5001/ProgEd.zip && http://lithorien.net:5001/main.cpp (for those who won't run without source) if you want to look.

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    You misspelled "integer."

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    you could create a macro to create and read in variables from a file, or to safely and cleanly allocate and deallocate memory...
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    So what do "C++ Standard Setup" and "Boolean" etc. do?

    *EDIT*
    I see. If you ask me though, I'd prefer to type it all in myself (i.e. for the Integer thing, it's easier to just say "int x;" (enter) rather than go alt-c-i-x-right arrow (enter). Neat idea though.
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    I'd have to agree with Hunter2 here... besides, if you use stuff like that too much, you forget how to do it on your own
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    Quote Originally Posted by major_small
    I'd have to agree with Hunter2 here... besides, if you use stuff like that too much, you forget how to do it on your own
    Those are basically placeholders / examples. Eventually, I'm going to be putting functions in (file read/write, winsock initalization, etc) but I wanted to get ideas for the functions I should be putting in.

    Once you've done it a lot, things get easier to just macro out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by major_small
    you could create a macro to create and read in variables from a file, or to safely and cleanly allocate and deallocate memory...
    These are what I'm looking for. Thank ye.

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    How about you make them customizable. Add a few as examples though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainmanddw
    How about you make them customizable. Add a few as examples though.
    Good idea - I may well do that.

    Likely an .ini file at that point..

    [user1]
    // code

    [user2]
    //code

    [user3]
    //code..

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    Make it more scripting-ish, for example a syntax such as:
    Code:
    [macro name]
    $headers
    (required headers)
    
    $inputs
    "prompt phrase 1" "initial text" "default value"
    "prompt phrase 2" "initial text 2" forceinput <-disallow empty input
    
    $code
    (some code) $1 (some other code)
    (lalala) $2
    $1 and $2 would be replaced with user input that is acquired from message prompts as specified in the $inputs section or something.

    For example:
    Code:
    [Open File for Read]
    $headers
    <fstream>
    
    $inputs
    "Enter object name:" "" "fileIn"
    "Enter filename:" "" forceinput
    "Additional flags (optional):" "" "0"
    
    $code
    std::ifstream $1($2, $3);
    if(!$1)
    {
       //-- Insert error handling here --
    }
    Just some ideas Something like this would add a LOT of flexibility to the macro feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter2
    Make it more scripting-ish, for example a syntax such as:
    Code:
    [macro name]
    $headers
    (required headers)
    
    $inputs
    "prompt phrase 1" "initial text" "default value"
    "prompt phrase 2" "initial text 2" forceinput <-disallow empty input
    
    $code
    (some code) $1 (some other code)
    (lalala) $2
    $1 and $2 would be replaced with user input that is acquired from message prompts as specified in the $inputs section or something.

    For example:
    Code:
    [Open File for Read]
    $headers
    <fstream>
    
    $inputs
    "Enter object name:" "" "fileIn"
    "Enter filename:" "" forceinput
    "Additional flags (optional):" "" "0"
    
    $code
    std::ifstream $1($2, $3);
    if(!$1)
    {
       //-- Insert error handling here --
    }
    Just some ideas Something like this would add a LOT of flexibility to the macro feature.
    Good idea. I may have two sections so that everyone doesn't have to reinvent the wheel - C++ that I add, and then just a general "Macros" bar for anyone to use.

    How d'ya think that sounds?

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    INI format doesn't seem too well suited for this. You'd get a lot more power using an XML format.
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    I vote for .txt

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    You misspelled "integer."
    Isn't it "misspelt"?

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    Not necessarily:
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