Thread: First Tutorial Finished, more to come!

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    yay, got the devc++ ports uploaded to the site now, so all you devC++ people had better be happy!!!

    2AM in the morning......going to go see day after tomorrow tomorrow (or i guess it's today now...) so that should be cool.....hopefully have tutorial 3 up tomorrow night or something!

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    Time to nitpick.
    HINSTANCE hInst
    -This is the handle to your program's actual memory when it starts up
    This is the virtual address where your executable module is loaded.

    switch(msg)
    {
    case WM_CLOSE:
    DestroyWindow(hwnd);
    break;
    case WM_DESTROY:
    PostQuitMessage(0);
    break;
    default:
    return DefWindowProc(hwnd, msg, wParam, lParam);
    }
    Your WM_CLOSE handler shouldn't fall through to WM_DESTROY like this. Wait till you process WM_DESTROY to quit.

    Also, your "CreateWindowEx parameters" lists parameters for CreateWindowExW. This could be a source of confusion.

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    ok, thanks for pointing that out...I'll change it now

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    ok, they've been changed and fixed.

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    I don't mean to take anything away from what you're attempting here, but these types of tutorials have been done to death. There's more to the Win32 API than just the GUI. Perhaps you could write about other elements not many tutorials touch on-- threads, processes, dlls, executables, handles, APCs, debugging, etc. Just an idea

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    Yeah, but Forger's tutorial is the best full, easy to understand, reliable GUI tutorial. There aren't very many good ones...

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    eibro's got a point. processes would be good, DLLs too, some standard windows file formats (or just working with binary)

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    i know, i was actually planning on doing many advanced tutorials. You have to take in to account that I'm just one person and I started this site about 3 days ago, lol. You've gotta give me time to at least give the site somewhat of a foundation.

    Here's some of the advanced tutorials I'm planning on eventually writing:

    winsocking
    advanced DLL use for plugin systems
    making advanced interface programs
    developing classes to simplify coding

    All of the tutorials will focus on straight win32 stuff, no MFC tutorial will be made (by me, at least). I want to write these tutorials so people have an understanding of how things work behind the scenes before jumping right in to MFC or something like that.

    But yah, like I said, you've gotta give me time. I will eventually have more advanced tutorials, but as they become more advanced, there's a lot of reviewing and making sure that the code I'm writing will work the best way it can without being too confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jverkoey
    i know, i was actually planning on doing many advanced tutorials. You have to take in to account that I'm just one person and I started this site about 3 days ago, lol. You've gotta give me time to at least give the site somewhat of a foundation.

    Here's some of the advanced tutorials I'm planning on eventually writing:

    winsocking
    advanced DLL use for plugin systems
    making advanced interface programs
    developing classes to simplify coding

    All of the tutorials will focus on straight win32 stuff, no MFC tutorial will be made (by me, at least). I want to write these tutorials so people have an understanding of how things work behind the scenes before jumping right in to MFC or something like that.

    But yah, like I said, you've gotta give me time. I will eventually have more advanced tutorials, but as they become more advanced, there's a lot of reviewing and making sure that the code I'm writing will work the best way it can without being too confusing.
    Made by you, at least? Are you accepting tutorials written by others? I wrote a little something up the other day while I was bored. If you're interested, take a look at http://users.hfx.eastlink.ca/~ebrook...verlapped.html. I plan on writing more when I get time time.

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    yah, i was originally planning on having user-submitted articles on the site. If you wanted I could put your tutorial up on the site. I'm kind of in a blah state right now and not feeling like doing anything, hopefully I'll write some tutorials tomorrow though.

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