creating macros

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    creating macros

    Hi, Im Johnathan and im begining my first year of programming at my high school, the class will teach c++ but moves at a slow rate, so me and a few buddies work ahead of the class to get to the fun stuff. What i want to know is how to create a macro that will click on an image that i choose. Am i supposed to find a way to upload the image into the program so it knows what to click on? and how do i write it to where it simulates mouse clicks on the image???

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    How far ahead exactly are you? Have you created real windows yet?
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    the class is at the basic loops, for loops, while loops, and do while loops, but i know up to making functions, is what im asking too far ahead of me? im using one of my classes to to be an independent study class where i can work on myown time on anything that i want to learn to program and what ive chosen to work on is creating a macro...

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    As long as you're still using the console, you can't display images.
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    As CornedBee said, you can't display images on the terminal. At least not in a portable way.

    You can do simple image manipulation if you're using a Windows console. This is adrianx's console tutorial site.
    http://www.adrianxw.dk/SoftwareSite/index.html

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    all i want the program to do is click on image if it appears on the computer... i already have a bitmap of the image i want it to click on...guess im just getting ahead of myself, im still just a beginner to C++

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    So you want to constantly scan the screen for a bitmap and when it appears simulate a mouse click? That's indeed ahead of yourself.
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    omg, it takes that much skill to do it? i thought that i could just like write whatever i needed to make the mouse click on the image and then just find a way to make the program know what image to click.....wow... i thought it was something easy... im not givin up though, ill find some way to do it, ill need a bit of help though

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    As my experience, schools only teach DOS programming, as essential C++ skills. Windows programming is something you need to learn on your own time, like books form the lib rary or surfing the MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) http://msdn.microsoft.com

    familiarize yourself with the basic functions then get into Windows programming, its almost an entire language in its own, but still uses some of those basic keywords like "sizeof" and functions.

    a good place to seriously START windows programming with a site that explains everything in a tutorial type manner is www.sunlightd.com , go there to START, but dont live there as its pretty dated and has some wrong ways of teaching, but liek i said, a great place to start since the code is simple to understand and downloadable.
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    okay, ill start learning some windows programming then. I was about to ask if, since this is obviously harder than i thought it could be, where i should start but i believe u answered that with windows programming... Thanks alot, ill be posting in this topic at a later date if i have further questioning, thanks so much to everyone that replied, everyone here knows so much and it makes this message board rock when you want help.

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    viper, there not teachin dos anymore, instead we use borland c++...however soon there all going to start teaching java instead

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    Originally posted by DarkViper
    As my experience, schools only teach DOS programming, as essential C++ skills.
    That's because it isn't possible to do any GUI programming with just C++, you'll need third-party libraries to be able to do anyhting useful.
    Once you know the language and how program, learning an API should be very easy, though.
    .however soon there all going to start teaching java instead
    That is a wise decision.
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    yea....too bad i wont be around to enjoy it though, i graduate this year

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    Thumbs down

    i hate Java, i dont know, i have actually programmed it, made a simple ATM machine, and a small game (trashed it a while back), but i just HATE the language, and i have my own reasons for it too. I know it needs a compiler, but for some reason, it REALLY feels to like it shouldn't need it, especially something as huge as Microsoft J++. (i know the compilers essential, leave me alone about it )

    the language in itself is stressful to me. It stresses me out on just how simplistic and how complex it can be at the same damn time.

    hence:

    Code:
    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e)
    {
    if (e.getSource() == button1)
    {
    label1.setText("You clicked button 1!");
    label1.show();
    showStatus(label1.getText());
    label2.hide();
    }
    if (e.getSource() == button2)
    {
    label2.setText("You clicked button 2!");
    label2.show();
    showStatus(label2.getText());
    label1.hide();
    }
    }
    but then again, you have to name alot of things the EXACT same name! How retarded is that? you need to name the .class the same thing, the project, the class itself, everything the same name. Annoying, and WONT compile at all if not properly, if theres a simple CaseSensitive mistake in the nameing. (hell, even the FOLDER has to be the same name)


    and Borland C++ is a compiler, youll still be physically taught DOS programming, since the Windows.h and everything associate with it, feels almost like a language in its own
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    i hate Java
    I started out disliking Java too, for exactly the same reason. But by now I'm quite comfortable with it. Swing simply rules every C++ windowing library I've seen so far.
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