Thread: How can i make a normal application

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    c:\documents and settings\waalwijk\mijn documenten\visual studio 2005\projects\sdk special\sdk special\sdk special.cpp(6) : error C2664: 'MessageBoxA' : cannot convert parameter 2 from 'const wchar_t [22]' to 'LPCSTR'
            Types pointed to are unrelated; conversion requires reinterpret_cast, C-style cast or function-style cast
    this is the error... i tried all...

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    The error saying MessageBoxA instread of MessageBoxW shows that you've successfully switched unicode off.

    I sugested using an L before the text if you wanted to stick with unicode it won't work with it turned off. Using the _TEXT macro sugested by Salem should work fine for both.

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    If you have a legitimate copy of your compiler and IDE, and it was installed correctly,
    MSVC++ 2005 express dosen't come with the headers or libraries to create window API applications.
    If this was his problem, then consulting the download and install page for 2005 express, it was not installed correctly.
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    semi-colon generator ChaosEngine's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobbie
    I want to make a game, understand?
    but not with text... but with models in 3D
    So i need a GUI application... if i understand it right??
    how do i do that then?
    no offense, but you're not ready to do anything in 3d.

    Learn the C++ language first, preferably in console mode.
    Then learn GUI programming (and try to avoid the win32 api, which is a C API)
    then try a 2d game (a tetris clone is a good start)
    THEN you can think about 3d.
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    If you program in C++, you need Boost. You should also know how to use the Standard Library (STL). Want to make games? After reading this, I don't like WxWidgets anymore. Want to add some scripting to your App?

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