dialogs are easier, but what about the main window?

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    dialogs are easier, but what about the main window?

    you know how you have to have a main window when you start up the program, but i think that controls and just eveyrthing about dialogs is just easier. how should i go about avoiding the main window and using just dialogs? in which i think i would need the main window, but what to do with it?

    thanks.

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    Here you go. I attached a simple project I just wrote demonstrating the fact that you don't need a main window in order to have a dialog box. Hope this helps you.
    "...the results are undefined, and we all know what "undefined" means: it means it works during development, it works during testing, and it blows up in your most important customers' faces." --Scott Meyers

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    thanks for that example, wizard. is this is what is recommended to do and in good practice? or should i somehow find a way to implement the main window one way or another? or do you mainly do what you did in the example you provided me with?

    thanks.

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    There isn't anything wrong with my example. In the rare cases I write something that doesn't need a main window that is what I do. Only thing I usually use that for would be to make setup configurations for games.

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    okay, i see now. thanks.

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