Thread: Questions about GUI and search of new ideas

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    Questions about GUI and search of new ideas

    Hello everyone!

    I'm a freshman in computer science and been trying to create something useful by combining most of the stuff I've learned, and Go! happened. It's basically a small command prompt where you can enter customized shortcuts in order to execute assigned files. I really like to have a clean desktop but I'm also lazy to go through the start menu so if you are like me, you might like it =)

    I would really appreciate it if you could give me your feedback and new suggestions, or even help improve or modify it. The setup and the source code is linked below. I'd be wise to install the program if you want to get an idea of how it works. The uninstaller totally uninstalls everything installed, so no worries.

    Now for my questions, is there a way to change the DOS font size and style with a DOS command? For my program I had to create a shortcut and modify them from the properties window. Also, as I'm new to WinAPI stuff, I was wondering how to change the window style so that no borders are shown. I've read from MDSN that GetWindowLong function does what I want, but I can't get it to work and I'm pretty sure the syntax I'm using is correct. Could anyone explain how it works?

    Happy coding

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    Unregistered User Yarin's Avatar
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    I haven't looked at it, but,

    It sounds like your program is a consol application? (It's a "DOS" program?)
    If so, you should consider making your own window. (More Win32 API for that)

    I am confused, wouldn't it be easier to navigate to a sub directory of your start menu, then to type in your target program? (3 mouse clicks at most - vs. - a double click and word to type in) Cleaner to have it in the startmenu too.
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