Incorporating Console and Windows Forms

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    Incorporating Console and Windows Forms

    Is it possible to use windows forms (generated by MSVC++ Express) to get information and then process it in a 'console function'?

    I've been learning java lately through school and its a simple thing to do, i'm having a bit of trouble trying to do it in C++ though.

    Thanks for any help you can give, or any alternatives!
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    Is it possible to use windows forms (generated by MSVC++ Express) to get information and then process it in a 'console function'?
    With the same program? In other words, you want a program that can use Windows forms and the console at the same time?

    You want to have your cake and eat it too?

    Well, in this case you probably can. I don't know about MSVC, but with Dev-C++, you can check an option in the project options dialog to generate a console.

    Incidentally, you could also write a Windows form program which gathers the information, and have it execute another console program which processes the information.

    Note: unless you use stdin or stdout, you can put a "console" function into a Windows program.
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    Yeah i dont necessarily mean the program but being able to call back to a function in say Main.cpp and the Windows Forms are in some file called Input.cpp or something like that. I dont need the console, but in the mess of the Input.cpp its nice to take that data and send it back to a more organized .cpp file.


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