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    dumb newb question

    Ok this is my first program even tho i've only made it to lesson 10 so far i need to actualy attempt something to learn. i don't want code but an idea of what vb "parts" i am going to need for it

    1) Is it possible to make a form? Keep in mind i was a vb'r till sunday please don't stone me hehe. If so how?

    The idea of the program is they click a command button(do i call it that here??)

    They are prompted to input a word (cout and cin right?)

    The word is converted to *'s and placed in a , dare i say, label.

    They then guess, if its right it unmasks that letter, if not it tells them and they get 5 more tries, 6 in all.

    I know i need an array and all that, its a hangman deal we did in vb that rlly helped me in vb, so hopefully can help me comprehend what i'm doing in c++.

    Thnx!
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    the only dumb newbie question is the unasked dumb newbie question.

    As far as forms... "Windows Programming".

    Learn to make a simple window... go from there. Your questions would be better met on the Windows board.

    Good Luck.
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    i wouldn't really know what to ask, should i just paste my whole post?
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    http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/f...p?s=&forumid=7

    Go there for Windows help, it's a much better place.

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    i know how to get there, i just didn't know the best way to present a question i barely understand.
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    Hi Dell

    Usually when you don't know what to ask, is because you don't need to know. So don't ask.

    Don't take me wrong. I mean no offense. But you are doing it the right way... reading those tutorials and all. Keep doing it. Don't worry about how to do certain things. They'll come eventually. PM me and I'll set you with a couple more complete ones. When you finish those you'll be ready... to read them a second time.

    And then when you have the basics well covered up, you'll know exactly what to ask and how to ask and where to ask.
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    All you need to do Dell is try to compile a simple resizable window and the intensive code that it takes (don't shoot me you windows programmers... it is a lot of code compared to a console app).

    There are a myriad of tutorials on how to do this.

    Try "C++ windows programming tutorial" on a search at google. Try other versions of this. There is a huge learning curve. Once you get started, you will have a lot of questions, but you have to begin on the path before the questions develop. It is a quest for knowlege and an adventure. It won't happen overnight and isn't as easy as VB.

    Read the questions that other people ask on the windows programming board. Compile their programs and ideas to see how things work. etc etc etc...

    You can't make a button or a form until you make a window, and there is a lot to learn to do only that.... especially to get it so that you can do it off of the top of your head.

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    WHY THE HELL DO YOU GUYS HAVE THE THREAD NAME LIKE THIS>> IT SUCKS....

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    >Try "C++ windows programming tutorial" on a search at google. Try other versions of this. There is a huge learning curve. Once you get started, you will have a lot of questions, but you have to begin on the path before the questions develop. It is a quest for knowlege and an adventure. It won't happen overnight and isn't as easy as VB. <

    Do not search for C++ windows programming tutorial as it will give you links to MFC. When first learning windows programming it is best to learn the windows 32 api.
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    Lightbulb Yah!1

    Windows GUI programming is real hard in C++. So far I have only made a simple one with push buttons, but I don't know how to hotwire button commands for accessing my other functions.
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