Win app, newb question

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    Win app, newb question

    A friend asked me to make this small game for him (ur a drug dealer and you have to make as much cash as possible). I've coded the whole game and stuff, fixed the bugs, but its in a dos application its the only thing i know how to do. What I want to know is how i could put it all into a windows app and have buttons instead of having to type up numbers. If anyone has any ez instructions or link which could halp me thatd be greatly appreciated.


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    it takes a lot more than you probably think to convert this to a winapi app. if i were you, i wouldnt take any shortcuts and i would just learn the api. finish his game when you get to it and learn the api.

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    it's called Petzold. That's where many of us start
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    ah

    K thx, I thought there might have been some easier way without learning all the complicated stuff. Oh well, ill just print out a few tutorials and learn em by heartt during french class

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    petzold?

    whats petzold?

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    petzold is the author of a very informative and helpful book. programming windows 5th edition is what i have. i also have programming windows 98 from the ground up. that's great, too.

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    if you really want a "shortcut" to win programming then skip WinAPI and go directly to Win MFC programming. There are a few drawbacks though. Or avoid MS and try Borland using their languages such as Delphi.

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    K, ill check those out see whats best. Do you need a good level of C++ to understand "Programming Windows. The Definitive Guide to the Win 32 API" or other? or can someone with a low level of knowledge read it and understand it?

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    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
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    You don't need C++ to use the Win32 API C is good enough, and generally, if you can call a function, you can call an API routine. With a class library like MFC, yes, you'll need to understand at least the basics of OO.

    I've attached a Hello Windows program. This is just about as basic a Windows program as you can make.
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    Talking thanks guys )

    thx, Ill go check it out ) its nice to see message boards with people who know what theyre doin and are friendly

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