C++ as a form handler?

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    C++ as a form handler?

    Hey everyone. I'm making an editor for my game, but I want it to be easy to understand and good looking. Unfortunately I could never understand the Win32 applications (with the forms and the toolbars and the windows and the... ugh) and Console apps just dont look very good.

    So I was thinking maybe I could do a html-page based editor, where when I run the program it would open up a html page that's like the main menu, and then the user could navigate around, and they could modify the current level by forms.

    So how do I have forms submit the information to my application, instead of the web? I have a huge amount of experience with php, and I used it a lot of times to handle forms, but I need to do this without the web. How do I do this?

    Thanks

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    The only way I can think of to do it would be to set up a CGI server on your computer and have the form sent there, but then you'd need to keep in mind some of the security risks accociated with doing that and deal with them.

    If you ask me, it's an extremely dirty solution to a fairly simple problem. If you're comfortable with whatever API you're using to make the game, why can't you simply design your own GUI for dealing with the forms?

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    Last edited by 7stud; 02-19-2005 at 05:11 PM.

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