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    I am he who is the man! Stan100's Avatar
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    Question #include files

    Can someone give me a link to which #include files do what. How and where do i get sprites and include them in my games?

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    Here is a link to the ANSI standard ones.

    http://www.themost.org/courses/langs...ns/eoc_11.html

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    Stan instead of posting a question everytime you get to a small hurdle you wish to cross I have a suggestion for you :

    By a book about Windows game programming and download the DirectX 7 docs...

    Step #1 Read the book.
    Step #2 Read the docs.

    Now repeat the process several times, you should have an understanding of how to load a bitmap file to the screen via DirectX. Alas you need the DirectX SDK! What now!? Well you download the 'SDK' from microsoft's website.

    Although this maybe more than you can chew, it is what you got to do. One more thing, you can see what is in a header file by... opening it.

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    Angry Gimme a break

    Yo, I'm only 13 dude, and I've been doing this for about 2mths. Maybe I need a better book because Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 24 hours isn't helping. I'm trying to do the best I can. Chill

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    *sigh* this isn't that hard to understand. And by the way, any book with a title such as "Become a millionaire in just one month" or "Sailing for dummies" is not the best place to start.

    Code:
    //this is main.c
    #include <iostream>
    #include "myfile.h"
    
    int MyClass :: stuff() {
       return this->x;
    }
    
    void MyClass :: whatever(int &n) {
        n = this->y;
    }
    
    int main() {
        MyClass mc;
        cout << mc.stuff();
    }
    Here is what myfile.h looks like.

    Code:
    class MyClass {
    private:
        int x, y;
    public:
        int stuff();
        void whatever(int &);
    };
    This is pretty basic here. My header file just declares all the functions and classes that my c file contains. In this case I only have prototyped a single class. The c file just defines the class' functions.

    This is why header files are there. Okay, i'm sure you are familiar with all this. My point here is that rather than focusing on what each header contains, you should focus on learning what functions and classes you need. From that you will memorize the headers that you use most.

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    Originally posted by master5001
    And by the way, any book with a title such as "Become a millionaire in just one month" or "Sailing for dummies" is not the best place to start.
    Windows Game Programming for Dummies is a good book.
    Last edited by Sang-drax : Tomorrow at 02:21 AM. Reason: Time travelling

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    Sang-drax, I can't disagree there but "Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 24 hours" is not. My point was not that books that contain the word "dummy" in the title are bad. My point was books that have overly ambitious titles are bad. Books like "Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 24 hours" are very effective if you have some programming background, otherwise you end up like poor stan over here.

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