Visual Dialog box creator

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    Question Visual Dialog box creator

    Hello ~

    I was wondering whether there is a visual program that generates resource code. I have got fed up with VC++ banning regular C++ in visual projects, and I have heard that some compilers come with an application that generates resource code from a visual input. I'm using Dev-C++, which doesn't come with one. Are there any out there that I could use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishowarth View Post
    I have got fed up with VC++ banning regular C++ in visual projects
    What exactly do you mean by that?

    Visual C++ is a standard for making Win32 apps, and the visual editor is a great* tool for designing layouts.

    *Relative to hard-coding them.

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    I just don't like the way it tries to do everything for me. And anyway, I like my source code to be pure source code that other programmers can understand when they read it. And also, I only program for fun, not business, and I get a greater sense of achievement if the whole thing is coded by me. I'm just like that!Anyway, I just need a small visual dialog creator!

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    There's some suggestions in this thread:

    Resource File Fun...

    But as jverkoey's pointed out msvc's gui resource editor is a very useful tool; there's nothing to stop you hand-editing the resource scripts it generates if you really need to.
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    I've had a look, I'm gonna check whether they're what I'm looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrishowarth View Post
    I just don't like the way it tries to do everything for me. And anyway, I like my source code to be pure source code that other programmers can understand when they read it.

    I completely agree with you, that's just my opinion!

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    I completely agree with you, that's just my opinion!
    I'm glad I'm not alone!

    Note: In the post mentioned by Ken Fitlike is talks about an 'XN Resource Editor'. I downloaded it, but I doesn't seem to create .rc files... maybe was wrong about Visual Dialog Editors. I'll have to try and create my own in a language I am better at!

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