Window Program

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    Window Program

    I've been searching google and can't seem to find any decent site with a program that shows how to make a window.

    Anyone have any suggestions on where I can go?

    I know it isn't a simple thing but should still be some what common O.o?


    Trying to figure out how to write a program that doesn't bring up the black screen and instead gives me a window with drop menus at the top. File, Options, Help, About ..stuff like that. Explanations would be awesome but I would just settle for templates if some site has them.

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    Try using OPENGL API for C++. Study that....

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    I wouldn't start with OpenGL to make a GUI.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qt_(framework)
    wxWidgets
    I never put signature, but I decided to make an exception.

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    Are these for web GUI?

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    OpenGL is not for standard desktop applications!
    And these frameworks are general-purpose GUI desktop frameworks. Although it wouldn't surprise me if they can be tailored for something else, too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    try the forgers win32 tutorial:

    theForger's Win32 API Tutorial

    it overs most of the basics.

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    Don't use Win32! Use a good framework such as those already mentioned.
    It's easier, and more portable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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