C++ Newbie and tutorial quandry

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    C++ Newbie and tutorial quandry

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    I've been following the tutorial here and run into a problem. One of the first examples is creating a dialogue box with buttons as a demostration of a very basic windows program.

    However, I've run into a problem with regards to resource files. I'm using Bloodshed as my IDE and although I had no problem working out how to create the dialogue box (as it had a wizard for that) what on earth the code I'm supposed to insert after 'BEGIN' is I don't know.
    I tried looking on MSDN but I just kept going in circles never really finding a good answer.

    So are there any programs out there that are specifically for designing resource files or is there a straightforward guide to the syntax for doing it manually? I really don't mind doing it manually but I've been unable to find some good information on how to do so.

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    Manual design of dialog boxes is a little like drawing a picture using a scripting language - possible, but far too much like hard work. You need a resource editor.

    lcc/Win32 (http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~lcc-win32/) seems to come with one. You might try http://www.objectcentral.com/downloads.htm, or why not search the Web?

    Mind, there is a school of thought that says that looking at the example one provided is a good place to start...
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    I was looking at some tutorials online just for the heck of it. I thought you might like this one. www.winprog.com

    I like it.
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    Sorry, that url was wrong. it is www.winprog.org/
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    Re: C++ Newbie and tutorial quandry

    ftp://ftp.objectcentral.com/weditressetup.exe

    This one appears reasonable. I'll have to see how well it works.

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