GUI programming? Naah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator
    It's like asking "What is the standard way to cut things?".
    To cut wood, you need a saw. To cut an apple, you need a knife.
    To cut paper, you need scissors.
    Well, you can also cut an apple with a saw and I expect if you really wanted to you could cut a piece of paper with a saw

    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator
    Drag-and-drop isn't programming.
    Ahh, but when using a form editor, after you have "dragged and dropped" an object, you need to edit the newly created code in order for the app to be even the slightest bit useful.

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    Well, you can also cut an apple with a saw and I expect if you really wanted to you could cut a piece of paper with a saw
    I've tried, it's impossible.
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    I started out in Visual Basic, and I think it actually helped me out a bit. I learned to look at the program as a whole, and get teh basic ideas down before moving on, and that's what's setting me apart in my C++ classes now.

    As for learning GUI's, I'm intereseted, but only because I know most people would look at the run window of a standard C++ window and just kinda sit there. People like pretty things, and if you want to write a program on your own and have it succed, you're going to have to learn at least some kind of graphics.

    Here's a very large program I wrote in VB in High school. It's a trigonometry tutor. A lot of it is just designed pages, but at the school(where they use it on a regular basis now), it's very neat. It saves encrypted files of the students names/password/progress to a hidden folder in the trig teachers section on the network. So the teacher can login from anywhere in the school to check on students progress, but if you were to look at the files you'd just see a bunch of letters and numbers that don't make sense.
    Anyway, change the .txt to a .zip, and read the "read me" inside first.
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    So the teacher can login from anywhere in the school to check on students progress, but if you were to look at the files you'd just see a bunch of letters and numbers that don't make sense.
    Those are called binary files.
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