Dialogs in dos window?

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    Dialogs in dos window?

    I'm making an MS-DOS game, I want to use windows dialog menus to communicate with my game, but I dont want my whole game to be in a window.

    I have two questions though, can you create a dialog through an MS-dos menu that can communicate with the dos menu? And, can you make a dialog without resources? Mm, make that three questions, do I still need a message loop?

    Thank you!
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    Error W8057 C:\\Life.cpp: Invalid number of arguments in function run(Brain *)

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    as long as you #include <windows> I'm pretty sure you can use any windows components as you wish. You just won't get the hInstance hPrevInstance that win_main would normally give you (assuming you're using plain old main)

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    Then, how do I add one without using resources?
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    Error W8057 C:\\Life.cpp: Invalid number of arguments in function run(Brain *)

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    If you're talking about the resource file that Visual Studio makes for you, you don't need it. That's something Visual Studio whips up to make win32 programming a bit easier. It is very possible to not use the resource file. You would have to create all the windows components yourself.

    http://www.functionx.com/win32/

    that link MIGHT help you. I just did a quick google search.

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    I'll check that site out, thank you!
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    Error W8057 C:\\Life.cpp: Invalid number of arguments in function run(Brain *)

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    Are you wanting to use win32 stuff in a console app?

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