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This is a discussion on 2 questons within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; First how would I make tabs like in firefox it would invole GUI right? Secondly how would i make it ...

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    2 questons

    First how would I make tabs like in firefox it would invole GUI right?

    Secondly how would i make it so that wen someone hide a button like Hide and it calls a function to set it in the tray?

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    It's difficult to answer your questions because I have no idea how much you know about programming. Give us an example of what you're trying to do.

    I can tell you, though, that making Tabs would require GUI and I believe there are already standard functions to set things to the tray.
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    I'm rathe new to c++ but I know extensive php, javascript, and perl.

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    Then, I'd imagine you do alot of web programming.

    I'd say start with some basic C++, go through the tutorials and get a good knowledge of functions, classes, and inheritance. Then go buy yourself a windows C++ Programming book and learn from that. It should explain tray functions and other windows GUI.
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    One more thing I'm currently using the Bloodshed compiler you reccomend any better free ones?

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    No, I don't.
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    I'm rathe new to c++ but I know extensive php, javascript, and perl.
    Just so you know, you are a long way from making GUI's. You have to study C++ extensively, which is not an easy language, and then once you get a good handle on C++, you have to delve into windows programming, which is another order of magnitude on the "confusing scale".

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    Think of it like scoring with a chick.

    Web programming is like scoring with the ugly chick that wouldn't even get invited to a family reunion.

    Structered C++ is like scoring with the kind of chick you might end up marrying.

    ...and GUI programming with C++ is like scoring with Heidi Klum.

    It's possible to get there, you just need a lot of time and effort working at it.

    ... the most important thing to remember is, using a roofie will make it alot easier to reach your goal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    ...and GUI programming with C++ is like scoring with Heidi Klum.
    actually it's more like getting horribly wasted, scoring with Heidi Klum and then waking up beside Roseanne Barr....
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    If you program in C++, you need Boost. You should also know how to use the Standard Library (STL). Want to make games? After reading this, I don't like WxWidgets anymore. Want to add some scripting to your App?

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    Listen, I didn't say who you were supposed to use the roofie on.
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    If you want some nice free compilers as alternatives to Dev-CPP (which is really just GCC), then are a few I like, such as Open Watcom, Borland, and The Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit.

    As for your "hide" question, that's kind of dependent on the system, but on Windows look up on MSDN the Shell_NotifyIcon(); function.
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    I'm not sure he's looking for command-line compilers.
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    there's also the nice visual c++ express edition which includes the IDE, but I'm not sure it supports projects other than windows console...
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