order of operations when programming in API

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    order of operations when programming in API

    when you write a WinAPI program, in what order do you program? i'm about to program a big program and i'm just curious how you guys go about it.

    do you do all of the "cosmetics" first? i mean by that controls and everything placed out. and then the functionality programming? or do you finish each step and then work on to another "control" or functional part of the program?

    this isn't the first winapi program of mine, but i'm just curious as to what everybody does when programming a large program in api.

    stallion

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    There are different design patterns. In general, you should have the core program design before you begin coding them and connecting them to the controls. One example of a core program is inheritance, polymorphism, and abstract patterns. In other words, you should have them all finished before adding controls functionality.

    In summation, experience will guide you.

    Kuphryn

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    okay, thanks for the advice. in my last experience, i did it opposite. i laid everythign out and then programmed functionality. i guess that was a bad idea. i'll try what you suggest. thanks again!

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