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    Help on learning GUI fast.

    Hi,

    I need to create a window that i can use to display image.
    Sometimes, i need another window to display 2 images simultaneously.

    I tried looking for MFC tutorials but couldnt find a good one.
    Anyone know where i can find a 24 hr tutorial to mastering MFC?
    if possible, where can i find such a MFC program that does what i need.


    Thanks in advance!

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    Anyone know where i can find a 24 hr tutorial to mastering MFC?
    Anyone know where I can find a 24 hour tutorial to master anything? I have no idea what your current knowledge is of programming, but unless it's at the point where you're extremely good at MFC... I don't think you'll be mastering it 24 hours from now.

    There are programs that do what you're asking already, try googling it. If you can't find anything, I'm sure there is someone here that knows of one off the top of their head.

    Edit: Yes, I did originally put "know idea"... I'm weird like that.
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    Anyone know where I can find a 24 hour tutorial to master anything?
    Mastering tic-tac-toe shouldnt take more than 24 minutes, or even 2.4 minutes
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    MFC = ?

    On the topic of learning about GUI's....does anyone have a link to a good tutorial? Unfortunately, the book option isn't an option in Africa. I'm not looking for a 24 hour fix or anything like that...but I would like to learn how to do more with windows applications, as opposed to DOS based programs.

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    >I tried looking for MFC tutorials but couldnt find a good one.
    When your expectations are completely unrealistic, it's impossible to find good help.

    >Anyone know where i can find a 24 hr tutorial to mastering MFC?
    The time and effort it takes to master MFC is probably equivalent to the time and effort it takes to master a large portion of C++. In other words, several years at the very least. Anyone who tries to sell you a 24 hour plan for learning something so complex is a liar. Which means you can probably find a book or two that says something to the effect of "Learn MFC in 24 hours!".

    >MFC = ?
    Microsoft Foundation Classes. It's a C++ wrapper around the Win32 API.
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    yeah..MFC is the one found in visual basic C++.

    I have experience in java gui programming. do u think it will help me master MFC quickly?

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    I have experience in java gui programming. do u think it will help me master MFC quickly?
    The logic, not the syntax. Yes, it will make the learning process quicker, and you could probably write your code while you're simply looking up the function syntax, but regardless, 24 hours is unrealistic.
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    You could just learn the C++/CLI which has drag/drop form support. It adds an extra runtime to your application, but C++ has a new runtime as well.

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    I have experience in java gui programming. do u think it will help me master MFC quickly?
    No. You need to know C++ very well before you will be able to master MFC, especially pointers, inheritance, and polymorphism. Moving from Java to C++ is difficult.

    MFC = ?
    Windows GUI programming was originally written in C. MFC is the Microsoft's C++ version of windows GUI programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxfoo
    You could just learn the C++/CLI which has drag/drop form support. It adds an extra runtime to your application, but C++ has a new runtime as well.
    C++ does not have a "new runtime". C++/CLI is a .Net language. Standard C++ hasn't changed.

    If you want a quick GUI, use C# or java. you won't learn MFC programming in 24 hrs
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    I need to create a window that i can use to display image.
    Sometimes, i need another window to display 2 images simultaneously.

    I tried looking for MFC tutorials but couldnt find a good one.
    Anyone know where i can find a 24 hr tutorial to mastering MFC?
    if possible, where can i find such a MFC program that does what i need.
    Either display the image by overriding the OnDraw(CDC* pDC) of a CView subclass or, if the image doesn't change, you could place the image onto a form view or dialog. Lookup CView, CBitmap, CDC, CDialog, and CFormView in your documentation for MFC. (The documentation also has a genera library overview that you'd want to read first).

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    Quote Originally Posted by itachi
    yeah..MFC is the one found in visual basic C++.
    Never heard of that product

    I have experience in java gui programming. do u think it will help me master MFC quickly?
    I don't know what "u" thinks, but I don't think so.
    Swing is very different from MFC even at a conceptual level, let alone an implementation level.

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