Editor framework (WYSIWYG)

This is a discussion on Editor framework (WYSIWYG) within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; hello! I wanna make a weapon editor for my game, for numerous reasons... Now, I don't wanna do this from ...

  1. #1
    Hail to the king, baby. Akkernight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Faroe Islands
    Posts
    717

    Editor framework (WYSIWYG)

    hello!

    I wanna make a weapon editor for my game, for numerous reasons...
    Now, I don't wanna do this from ground up C++ code, since working on the game itself takes all the time I have! xP
    So does anyone know of a WYSIWYG way? I was thinking of C#, but Elysia shouts at me as if I was talking of the devil when I said that D:

    So anyone got a WYSIWYG editor that makes C++ code, and works to make an editor? Ofc I can code some myself
    Or do I have to use C# ?

    Thanks in advance!
    Currently research OpenGL

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    1,197
    MFC is pretty much the closest youll come to a windows WYSIWYG Window/Form editor, but requires MSVS. Otherwise i think Qt4 together with Qt Creator could work, never used it myself though. Could also check into wxWidget and see if there is a WYSIWYG editor for it, not sure about that one.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    4,913
    Or do I have to use C# ?
    You don't have to. It might be easier - but there are some consequences. Compare what Elysia says to what you want.

    So anyone got a WYSIWYG editor that makes C++ code, and works to make an editor?
    Do you mean a visual IDE? If so - they're out there. Visual Studio, etc... You'll have to do plenty of coding yourself - you're writing an editor to create object for a framework you created. So unless this game is based off another engine....

  4. #4
    Hail to the king, baby. Akkernight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Faroe Islands
    Posts
    717
    The game uses loads of stuff xP like HGE and box2D, still I found Smartwin++, which sounds so extremely promising o.o
    Currently research OpenGL

  5. #5
    Super Moderator VirtualAce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    9,586
    If you want to create an editor start out with a console app. All you need is an app that takes data and spits it out to disk in your own proprietary format. If you design it correctly then adding in a GUI later shouldn't be all that much trouble.

  6. #6
    Hail to the king, baby. Akkernight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Faroe Islands
    Posts
    717
    I hate GUI coding and want help from an WYSIWYG editor with that xD
    Currently research OpenGL

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. WYSIWYG editor problem
    By Akkernight in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-01-2009, 08:50 AM
  2. HTML: everything from generated to WYSIWYG
    By dwks in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-13-2007, 03:48 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21