creating very simple text editor using c

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    Hello evryone, I just joined this forum and just starting learning c
    i want to create very simple text editor.
    The user will just type the text and choose option menu to process the text such as searching for word

    how to make a simple window , background,text color
    where i can find simple explanation about it ?
    i have try to search it but i still don't find
    regard
    kris

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    Which OS and compiler are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by if13121
    just starting learning c
    i want to create very simple text editor.
    You still have much to learn. Doing a text editor isn't trivial. Meanwhile good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem
    Which OS and compiler are you using?
    windows turbo c
    but i want to make the other in oder to be run in linux using gcc
    and i really want to know how to make a simple window , background,text color
    please help
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    Hello if13121,

    If you're new to windows programming (like me) then you'll find the learning curve pretty steep, at least to the point where you can write simple applications. I would get a good book on windows programming + have a look for windows API tutorials on the web.

    A good book is Programming Windows by Charles Petzold (Microsoft Press).

    However, I would recommend getting pretty comfortable with the C language itself, perhaps by writing some DOS code first.

    xErath is right; a very simple text editor is a quite complex programming challenge. I know because I want to write one for myself (one day).

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    Read It

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    Please don't post your rip-off of http://computer.howstuffworks.com/c.htm

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    i need some advices

    hello. i'm studying maths & computer science. for homework i need to write ideas for programming the simple text editor. can you write me some advices? it doesn't matter on which programming language (C, Pascal, PHP, JavaScript).

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    Welcome Lebdim!


    A simple text editor for Turbo C? Not all that difficult, depending on how "simple", simple is. Mine was very simple. I wrote one ages ago, and I'm certainly no programming pro. I used #defines for things like left and right margins, backspace, enter, top row, bottom row, and used several variables, of course.

    The idea was to have a "window" of the editor, that was displayed on screen, and then have an area above and below in (in the char array), that was not displayed. That allowed text to scroll up and down (no scrolling left and right).

    Imo, the basic editing was not too difficult, but even simple text editors have a plethora of features - and that requires a real user interface to be useful.

    You might want to check out the "edit" program (still available in Windows XP), from any console (text) window, for idea's on a good layout.
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