Turning a Console APP into Windows.

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    Turning a Console APP into Windows.

    I'm admittedly still a newb, and maybe shouldn't be trying this yet, until i get really comfortable with C++ but, oh well.

    I got a basic console app, its game actually i posted it here in another thread. I want to make that run in a window with a file menu, and any other menu i need. And it's own Icon instead of generic windows app.

    Probably asked to do complicated things, i don't know. Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanx,
    Darkflame

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    Go to http://www.winprog.org/ they have good tutorials about how to make windows with menus and other things.

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    I'm admittedly still a newb, and maybe shouldn't be trying this yet, until i get really comfortable with C++ but, oh well.
    After looking through your code I would strongly advise you to stick with the console for the time being.You will learn more from that about c++ than you will ever learn by just confusing yourself too early with programming for a gui. I agree your program when its finished will look a lot nicer than a text adventure in a console but will you really learn about the language by doing this.
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    There was a program released by Borland some time ago that would allow you to easily port from DOS to Windows. I think it was called EasyWin or something like that. I've never used it so I do not know anything else about it.

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