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    newbie help :)

    hi i started c++ today and already got a thing to do... but i dont know much about c++ so just wanted to get some help from you

    i am using microsoft visual c++ if you need to know

    is it possible by a button click to fill in the date in one edit box and year/week in another box ?

    and if so, how do i do ?

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    you might want to start off smaller...........a lot smaller..........

    it's not 100% impossible, but very improbable that you can create any windows programs without learning how to create console programs first.


    edit: i suggest VB for a quick fix to your windows urges - but remember, it will only postpone the pain
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    ok i did a bit of c console to learn the basics and the program is a task i got at my job so i have to learn this the hard way i guess

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    I also suggest posting in the appropriate forum, i.e. the Windows Programming message board and not the C++ Programming board.

    Perhaps a moderator can move this?
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    Moved.

    My suggestion is to at least familiarize yourself with all the basic constructs. Then Google for a tutorial that teaches you how to use Visual C+ (never used it myself, so I'm afraid I can't make a recommendation there). Things like the time and date are available through the ctime header file (previously time.h)

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    I know there are alot of tutorials out there..(online)

    however being myself a c++ noobi..I suggest a good book that is general and doesnt use a particular OS or compiler.

    Im currently Reading through C++ a beginners guide by herbert schildt..and ive learnt soo much about c++ in a week..its just crazy!

    just my 2 cents...

    cheers
    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by macman
    I know there are alot of tutorials out there..(online)

    however being myself a c++ noobi..I suggest a good book that is general and doesnt use a particular OS or compiler.

    Im currently Reading through C++ a beginners guide by herbert schildt..and ive learnt soo much about c++ in a week..its just crazy!

    just my 2 cents...

    cheers
    Alex
    can you give a link ?

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    yep yep:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...541008-9355620

    (if in usa try amazon.com)

    good luck..I highly recommend this book

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    Petzold's 'Programming Windows' is the bible for WIN32 programming.

    >>is it possible by a button click to fill in the date in one edit box and year/week in another box ?

    Yes. MFC or WIN32?

    When clicked the button will send a WM_COMMAND BN_CLICKED msg to the parents callback.
    Use SetWindowText() to write to the edit. (sprintf() to format the string if using char's)


    How are you geting the time/date?
    Do you have the edits or are you starting from scratch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by novacain
    Petzold's 'Programming Windows' is the bible for WIN32 programming.

    >>is it possible by a button click to fill in the date in one edit box and year/week in another box ?

    Yes. MFC or WIN32?

    When clicked the button will send a WM_COMMAND BN_CLICKED msg to the parents callback.
    Use SetWindowText() to write to the edit. (sprintf() to format the string if using char's)


    How are you geting the time/date?
    Do you have the edits or are you starting from scratch?
    it is MFC and i start from scratch but i might start off a bit smaller as misplaced told me cause i dont understand much of what i am reading at the moment

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    have a look at this app......

    NOTE TEST.DOC IS A ZIP FILE. RENAME AFTER DOWMLOADING! (as zips are not allowed but.....)
    Attached Files Attached Files
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by novacain
    have a look at this app......

    NOTE TEST.DOC IS A ZIP FILE. RENAME AFTER DOWMLOADING! (as zips are not allowed but.....)
    wow thats cool!... i am looking forward to the day i start helping people here until then i will ask and learn

    btw thanks for your great help
    Last edited by Jalabert; 04-06-2005 at 05:33 AM.

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