C Code with VB Gui
I realize this is kind of pointless as far as the way Im doing it since I could easily make the program all in vb and it be just as effective but I figure its a good learning exercise.
I am trying to make a program in c that will count down 6 months with a gui. The problem is I have no idea how to code a graphic interface of any sort in c. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
All I really need to figure out is how they hook together. Ive got plenty of time to figure out the rest
this depends on which compiler you are using. You refer to VB so I take it your using VS.NET. I can only guess that it would be the same way as doing it in VS with VB. Forget that, your best bet would be in C++ rather than C. C++ is object orientated, C is procedural driven. You may get away with using C code in a C++ program but it could through back all sorts of unexpected run time errors.
Im using visual c++ 6.0 I have visual studio .net but I really hate the interface. The only reason Im using that compiler is no 1. Even though I like linux I can freely admit while I am pretty good with computers I am only adequate with linux and most of the times I end up using the computer either tired or intoxicated or just out of plain boredom experimenting with something and toasting both my windows and my linux partitions. Another reason is the college I go to has a deal with microsoft where if they use microsoft for everything other than the linux classes and I think the cisco classes they get a serious discount on all of there stuff. I know that doesn't make much sense but it was that way with my highschool and even at work they use NT even though it clogs the system and slows everything down. Can't change any of that.
I am however determined to learn everything I possibly can with the resources I have, and staring at the compiler cursing under your breath wondering why it isnt working makes it so much sweeter when you do figure it out, and I think a few of you might agree with me.
If someone has a reccomendation for a solid IDE for c that will run under windows and is more strict about adhereing to standards etc... I wouldn't mind switching. As long as it doesn't cost too much, Im broke and I refuse to steal software anymore.
I cant seem to find a link to mingw studio