I am making a level editor for a game of mine, and I wish to use a grid to define an overhead view of the level. My questions are:
A. How do I make a grid using the win32 API (I'm using win 98)
B How can I make certain parts of the grid a differnt color (like to highlight the boundries of a room)
C. How can I place small pictures in a square formed in the grid (as to indicate the placement of an item or NPC)
I'm actually well into the game engine, but I really am stuck on those three things for my editor. The rest of the game and editor are easy, but that is not. I am not using a graphics API for it because I favor this method, and I don't belive many games use this editor. Any ideas or code for those things would be appreciated. I am not asking anyone to do it for me, just give me a bit of help. Thanks for your time everyone.