You could say I'm a newbie when it comes to program with C/C++. Well not much past the whole "Hello World" tutorials. Yeah, laugh now, lol. But I need help finding a tutorial to make an Auction House program for my business.
This is an actual auction house, not an online thing, and I need to be able to network 2 computers together (cash office and auction block), to transmit data of customer numbers, vendor numbers, item, price, etc. through a global database.
The block computer would have to input and post Buyer #, Vendor #, Item, Price per item, quanity, and total price (obviously if it could have price/item * quanity = total, that would be nice to save time).
The cash office computer would have to have the ability to access this from the database into a checkout type scenario for both the buyer and seller and be able to print invoices.
Any help would be appreciated, whether through tutorial, or post to this forum. Really I just need to know the proper way to do it. I already know it's going to be pretty difficult for me to accomplish, but if it can save me $2000 to not buy an already made program for this, it would help.
Oh yeah, one more thing. I have Visual Basic 6 at home. If at all possible I'd like it if I can make it in there. If not, one of my coworkers has Visual Studio 2003, and I could write it on that.
Thanks again for all and any help!
If you are going to be doing this on the firms time, I suspect the costs in terms of your wages will be higher then the cost of a commercial package.
You'll be able to find someone at rentacoder for example who'll knock that up for you, nothing there sounds difficult.
If you want to do it yourself with VB, you'll get more specific help on a VB forum than here which tends to cater for C and derivatives programmers. VB's drag and drop approach is better suited to non programmers or beginners.
If you want to go ahead with Visual Studio, then you'll need to understand Windows programming, network programming and database programming.
Start with The Forger's tutorial on Windows programming.