Notepad++ Game Programming -- Working with Directx and Win32 Programming.
I have written Win32 programs Notepad, and compiled each program with MinGW. Success!!!! However, I, now, want to use directx. How do I setup a C/C++ project in Notepad++, as well as link the directx dll's and libs to this project. Coding this way, I don't have makefile capabilities, and the ability to include the "dependencies" needed to execute/utilize directx within my Win32 application.
Can any of the C/C++, Win32, MinGW, or Notepad++ guru's assist me with my issue.
By the way, I don't want to use IDE's. I feel like I can learn more by doing most programming in text editors. Please help me to accomplish this.
Linking Directx to Win32 program within Notepad++
Originally Posted by Salem
I thank you for your assistance. I will definitely keep that in mind. My issue is this. Normally, in Visual Studio's IDE, when one creates a directx and win32 project, certain processes have to take place. First, one has to set a path to the dependencies of the program, or in better words, a path to the directx SDK stuff, in this case, the directx libraries and directx includes, both of which contain the dll's, etc. In Visual Studio's, there is a user-friendly way of accomplishing this. In Visual Studio's, one would merely right-click project, and under Configuration Properties, click VC++ Directories, next click Library Directories or Include Directories, respectively, and browse for the Libs and Includes that the currect program/project will depend on. In this case, it's my Win32 project featuring the directx stuff. In Notepad++, I don't have to include a path to Win32 API because I guess it comes default with all Windows Operating system. This is great because I don't have to specify a path to Win32 stuff nor install a Win32 API. This, of course, is not the case with Directx. You have to download the SDK and link your project to it. I'm not using an IDE to easily do this, I'm using Notepad++. My question (specifically) is how can I accomplish creating a Win32, C++, project on my system, and link Directx Includes and Libraries to my project?? I don't understand how this works. Help!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Smurf and Salem for the replies so far.