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    window programming

    can anyone help me with programming windows into C++ programs. i seen a program that opened like a normal windows program but i can open options like normal windows. the best why i can explain it is it was like a desktop. but you can close the origanal windows.

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    Wow like a windows inside windows. Or to quote Neo (my favourite hacker) "Programs hacking programs?". God, hasn't the guy ever heard of a debugger...?

    What you wanna do is to learn Windows API. I could be really patronising and say that's probably out of your depth right now and you should learn the language first if you plan on using C. But then again I'm a complete retard, and there's always VB.

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    i have been trying to find a VB to download but i have had no luck. any sites you can give me?

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    VB aint free mate unfortunately. Your going to have to go out and spend your pennies if you want to start that. Or you can carry on with C++ with a free compiler but even then eventually you will want to buy Visual C++

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    i have a Borland C++ compiler but i am new to C++. i found a program that a site said to try but i can't get it to make the .exe part. it errors out. any ideas on that one, and i still need some help with my frist part. the window in a window so someone said.

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    Are you talking about creating a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) program? If you don't know MFC or Windows API, I'd suggest you learn them first before attempting.

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    i am not sure about that. you have sites that could help me?

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    an example of MDI is MSVC, where you can have lots of source files open at the same time, but they're all confined to the main MSVC window.

    Here is a tutorial on MDI:
    http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/app_four.html

    But I strongly recommend looking at the tutorial from the beginning, you won't understand any of it.

    EDIT: This post should be moved to Windows board.
    Thor's self help tip:
    Maybe a neighbor is tossing leaf clippings on your lawn, looking at your woman, or harboring desires regarding your longboat. You enslave his children, set his house on fire. He shall not bother you again.

    OS: Windows XP
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    don't really know how to do that. but i put it on c++ because it deals with my C++ compiler, or something like that. another problem i have is that it will not compile anything. i can get it to compile but not make the program. can anyone help me there?

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    which compiler are you using?

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    borland C++, it is a starter kit and i think that might be why but i do need to figure out what is wrong.

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