Thread: WinApi Help Needed

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    WinApi Help Needed

    i am new to winapi and i am a little bit stuck if i have a dos based code like this :

    main ()
    char examp[20];
    how can i transfer scanf and printf to winapi,i know that i should you a editbox,but how?

    Last edited by spanker; 01-02-2008 at 11:46 AM.

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    Not to be rude, but I don't think you're ready for Windows programming.
    And read this, concerning scanf:
    Also learn to indent:
    int main ()
    	char examp[20];
    And main should explicitly return int.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Also, there is a specific board for Windows Programming questions:

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    Quote Originally Posted by spanker View Post
    how can i transfer scanf and printf to winapi,i know that i should you a editbox,but how?

    Those three lines become about two pages of WIN32 code!
    You need a message pump, callback, event handlers and winmain not a main.

    I suggest you read some tutes, search here for some links (ie by Ken Fitlike one of the mods.)

    WIN32 is not too hard, but a bit of a leap (in logic) from 'structured' applications (happens in a set sequence) to 'event driven' apps (responds as required to user/system events).

    Start simple, try a 'hello world' app first and work your way up.
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