Edit Boxes and Command buttons

This is a discussion on Edit Boxes and Command buttons within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I'm really new to windows programming. The only thing I've done with windows is create the window. What I want ...

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    Edit Boxes and Command buttons

    I'm really new to windows programming. The only thing I've done with windows is create the window. What I want to do is make a cryption program with a GUI. I've already done a console version.

    I've looked at planetsourcecode and here, and I couldn't find anything useful. I want to make a box where the user can place the text they wan to be uen/encrypted. I want there to be two buttons for chosing what they want to do. And I want there to be another box where the solution will show up. Can anyone show me the way?

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    Instead of rushing into things, no matter how fun it is, it's usually a good idea to really work with things and learn how they work before trying to create something with a real use.

    It sounds like you haven't even started working with Dialog Boxes or anything if you've only just now learnt how to create a window, you'd be working with things you haven't even learnt how to work with yet if that is the case

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    Actually, I've known how to create a window for some time. I've just never done anything with it. This program I want to make is to help be become familiar with it.

    Anyways, do you know a good place to help me become familiar with dialog boxes and such?

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    Before jumping in over your head (there is an exorbitant amount of knowledge/understanding/experience with MFC or the API), try writing the program with the input text box, the buttons, and the output text box in a single window. From what you've told us, that seems a reasonable task. Once that's done try to go about creating a secondary dialog for the output as you desire.

    Baby steps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetallicA
    Anyways, do you know a good place to help me become familiar with dialog boxes and such?
    I pretty much well use old books and http://msdn.microsoft.com I couldn't really recommend any up to date books because I'm not that familiar with any, sorry dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckY
    Before jumping in over your head (there is an exorbitant amount of knowledge/understanding/experience with MFC or the API), try writing the program with the input text box, the buttons, and the output text box in a single window. From what you've told us, that seems a reasonable task. Once that's done try to go about creating a secondary dialog for the output as you desire.

    Baby steps.
    Thanks for clearing me up. I had myself confused. That's how I want to make it.

    Any idea where to start?
    Last edited by MetallicA; 06-15-2005 at 06:02 PM.

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    try http://winprog.net/, especially the dialogs page.

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