creating a menu using C

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    Question creating a menu using C

    i need to know how to create a simple menu in C that allows the user to pick from 12 options
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    Display your twelve items. Read input. Do something.


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    Well, I think we're going to need a few more details, such as the intended user interface platform. How to construct the menu will vary quite a bit depending on if your menu should run from a command-line, or in a Windows GUI, or in an embedded device.

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    Code:
    int choice;
    do {
       printf("Please make a choice: \n"
              "1) Option One \n"
              "2) Option Two \n"
              "3) Option Three \n"
              "4) Option Four \n"
              "5) Exit \n");
       scanf("%d", &choice);
       if (choice == 1) {}
       else if (choice == 2) {}
       else if (choice == 3) {}
       else if (choice == 4) {}
       else if (choice == 5) {}
       else {
            printf("Invalid Choice");
            }
    } while (choice != 5);
    Quote Originally Posted by KidA
    or in a Windows GUI, or in an embedded device.
    Something tells me that's not what he's looking for.
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    it is in a windows GUI

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    So make an attempt at it. Surely you have enough experience programming to give it a decent try. Look for some graphics libraries online and read the documentation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whitey82
    it is in a windows GUI
    We're getting closer! Now, what environment are you using? Are you using an IDE where you can quickly build a form using a graphic editor, or are you intending to code it manually through your source?

    If you're using an IDE such as Visual Studio or C++Builder, you should be able to find many tutorials on this very topic.

    If you're intending to code it manually, scrap that idea and get an IDE. Or, try searching the Windows Programming forum...
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    im intending to create it using the iDE borland C++

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    We can't really help you (I can't help at all if it's graphical. ) with these one line discriptions of your program. You have to give details. What kind of graphics do you want it to have? Are you looking for clickable options, do you want them to type it in a text box?
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    sorry, its just a plain interface that will let the user enter a number from one to twelve which will represent one one the twelve options. This could be done using a option box. yes.

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    Borland C++Builder? Good choice!

    There is actually a Text Editor tutorial included in the online help for C++Builder...also check out: http://www.programmershelp.co.uk/c++builder.php.
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    Cheers

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