Help Needed With Windows GUI

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    Hello All,

    Ver Nice Board! Hopefully, I can get some help here. Easily For The Past year or two, I have been searching the world over for help on a program.

    I need my program to be able to display a picture (if needed) Allow Searching By a number, display a condition of the item, and be portable enough to fit onto a laptop. listing all the items in a category would also be nice. I have searched, asked, and pulled my hair out, but have no clue how to pull this off. Anyone have any suggestions? I Have More I Would Like to put into the program, but i need feedback first how i should tackle this. I would like this in a windows format, not a dos window.

    Thanks,

    Dane

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    Are you trying to find a program that does this, or do you want the source?
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    Hello Chris,

    I Have MSN Messenger If You Want To Chat. Your In My List. I Don't Want A Off The Shelf Program, Nor Do I Want Source (Might Be Too Much To Ask!) I'm Hoping To Learn How To Program This.

    Dane

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    Re: Help Needed With Windows GUI

    Originally posted by edselman
    Hello All,

    Ver Nice Board! Hopefully, I can get some help here. Easily For The Past year or two, I have been searching the world over for help on a program.

    I need my program to be able to display a picture (if needed) Allow Searching By a number, display a condition of the item, and be portable enough to fit onto a laptop. listing all the items in a category would also be nice. I have searched, asked, and pulled my hair out, but have no clue how to pull this off. Anyone have any suggestions? I Have More I Would Like to put into the program, but i need feedback first how i should tackle this. I would like this in a windows format, not a dos window.

    Thanks,

    Dane
    Can you explain this a little more? I mean, do want to be able to look through a set of ID's (numbers) and then if you select the ID the program should bring up a picture and description? Sorry I'm just not sure what you are asking.
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    Your specification seems a bit vague. What programming experience do you have now, (languages/Operating system). With such general questions, it is always difficult to know where to start.
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    >>I need my program to be able to display a picture
    Unless you are going to deal only with bitmaps, look up GDI++ or similar image libraries.

    >>Allow Searching By a number, display a condition of the item,
    Simple, unless you have huge amounts of items, a listview (LVS_REPORT or ListView Style Report). Can be owner drawn for colour coding and can have icons or images of the items.

    >>portable enough to fit onto a laptop.
    Should be under a Mb unless you include the images in the exe (or MFC which can bloat it a bit)

    >>listing all the items in a category would also be nice.
    Just a data sort function and then redraw the List

    >>I would like this in a windows format
    So need to use the WIN32 API, (look up Petzold's "Programming Windows" for the a good book) or MFC (easier until you want to do something 'different').
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