A Menu Program

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    A Menu Program

    i am new to C++ (only a day old...lol) and im wanting to make a .EXE file that will serve as a Menu on an autorun CD Basically I need it to serve as a map for the file the are on the CD (various install files and such)

    I have no idea where to begin... can someone take pity on my and help me... a young mind willing to learn here :-D

    -Aidan

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    I would begin by creating a short program that just evaluates one menu option... once you've done that successfully, it should be quick and easy to extend that, for as many options as you need. The problem gets a bit more tricky if you start to add sub-menus which switch between each other - that is probably a bit beyond someone who's just been doing C++ for a day
    I suggest you stick to standard C++ for the moment, and avoid anything fancy (meaning - just create a plain old console program, no windows or GUI stuff.. you could do that later on)

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    If you want to make a menu with console program which can react on mouse input I think this thread will be usefull: Menu code is too large. With windows code it probably would be more difficult and different, especially when you are new, though I don't know how your menu should look like.

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    i think it will be fun to learn this... but alas i need to get some books...i dont even know where to start

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    Perhaps, for now, you're aiming too high.

    I personally would love to program AI, but I don't know where to start...

    Get a book, read the tutorials... start where they say you should start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    I personally would love to program AI, but I don't know where to start...
    maybe a little off topic, but a decent place to start IMO is in IRC or some other chat medium. try making a bot that can converse with people
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    Quote Originally Posted by major_small
    maybe a little off topic, but a decent place to start IMO is in IRC or some other chat medium. try making a bot that can converse with people
    ... it was just an example, Major. For him not for you.
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