Getting started in Win32, and need help please

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    Question Getting started in Win32, and need help please

    Ive started on Win32 programming, but nee help, I know how the OS deals with messages using the message handler, and i understand hungarian notation, but i cant make multiple "objects" appear in the same window, i want to try and make a basic tetris game in C++, but i cant make things like buttons work, any ideas???

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    Even death may die... Dante Shamest's Avatar
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    but i cant make things like buttons work, any ideas???
    Buttons and other controls are created with CreateWindow(Ex). If your button does not show up after using this function, please post the code and someone on the board will try to help.

    want to try and make a basic tetris game in C++
    Tetris in an Hour

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    You should really use a resource editor to place buttons and stuff on a dialog. It makes it a lot easier. Some compilers come with their own resource editors, but you can also find free ones on the internet.

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    if you want a nice book on learning the win32 api i would suggest the charles petzold book, programming windows 5th edition.

    if you have some extra $$$ then its worth the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rare177
    if you want a nice book on learning the win32 api i would suggest the charles petzold book, programming windows 5th edition.

    if you have some extra $$$ then its worth the money
    I agree. It is highly recommended, and worth every penny.

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