I'm writing a level editor for my game and would like to know a good way to plot or draw tiles.
you could use a bitmap of a box(something that represents a grid), and place this across the window,
or better yet, if that's a 2d game, use java instead, you can generate one very very quick,
hey, here's some sample code that you might want to check out.
it's written in VB
goto downloads and get the 'current' source code.
the mapping system uses bitmaps and tiles, w/ 5 layers to work with.