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    Hi All;

    The demand behind computer software seems to be what the GUI looks like more than the standards of code behind the program. Well since we are all computer programmers we must fill this demand for the user, my only problem is my programs always look a bit dull. Look at the attatched picture...

    So my question is, how do you guys develop the GUI of your programs... Do you write them in a special language and then link them together, or do you just use C for this. Is there a good book that i can buy that talks about the theory behind computer software development.

    Any comments on this subject are welcome, and i look forward to hearing any help you have for me.

    Thank you for your time.
    arrh, i got nothing good to say.
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    >> Look at the attatched picture... <<

    I think you forgot to attach the picture.
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    sorry guys;

    i didnt want to attatch the pic because its quite a big picture and i didn't want to waste cprogramming.com space. here is a link to my server;
    http://www.praxis1.vic.edu.au/home/d...cs/program.jpg

    What i would really like to lern is how to insert pictures into list box controls. If you look at the GUI of "Cute FTP" they use pictures of folders / files beside the file name that comes up. Does anyone know how to do this? or have any information about what i said last? Thanks heaps guys.
    arrh, i got nothing good to say.
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    Make your dialog box, then go into resource hacker, and edit the dialog box, the easy way.
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    That picture file was over 2,359,350 bytes in size! Web page tip: You may want to consiter convering it into a GIF format. GIF would only be a few KB for that pic, but lower quality.

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    I have the same problem. My GUI always looks like...well...boring. And for the picture thing, I think all controls have an optional picture specifier...not too sure. I have a link somehwere in my massive favorites list that teaches you how to do it.

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    Talking Once I learned BMP Loading, I can...

    I learned to load BMPs and colors, so now my GUIs aren't as dull. I will attach a pic of a program for you to see.
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    Hi guys;

    thanks for your replys. Ken do you have that link? that sounds like what im looking for. Josh.P yes i have MSN just add me to your contacts as you didnt leave your hotmail address. Thanks guys.
    arrh, i got nothing good to say.
    http://www.praxis1.vic.edu.au/home/dcola/

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