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    Question Request: Win32 in C++ Project Ideas : Beginner

    Hello

    I am basically a Novice in the most humble way possible.

    I am asking for suggestions on project ideas. Anything that might expand my knowledge and be fun to use when complete.

    For example. my first project was a metric to imperial converter for Weight, Measurement, temperature, and speed...

    Thanks to any and all who might reply.
    Last edited by Morbane; October 16th, 2010 at 02:02 AM.

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    Re: Request: Win32 in C++ Project Ideas : Beginner

    I don't know what tool set you have, but if you are using vc++ 2010 Express you may be interested in this:

    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cpp/re...px?msg=3102372

    It's a free resource editor with example code for a basic dialog app.
    It's a good starting point for dialog apps that use a message loop rather than MFC.

    I used it to create this MD5Hash program:

    The dialog only looks semi-transparent on Windows7 since it uses a couple of
    DWM tricks. But it's a small useful utility. Here's a link to the screen shot:

    http://www.favessoft.com/MD5Hash.png
    Last edited by MilesAhead; October 20th, 2010 at 12:28 AM.

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    Re: Request: Win32 in C++ Project Ideas : Beginner

    if you are new to windows programming (I suppose you are not new to C++) I suggest you start learning MFC. Just get a book or some tutorials in order to learn to use dialog boxes, Windows, window controls (buttons, images, etc.).

    If you know these, but you don't know Windows API, I suggest you start to learn to create a dialogbox (that's first project) and a Window (that's second project) - in API, with everything they need.

    if you don't know c++, I suggest you start learn c++ first.

    P.S. in order to start a project with your own idea, you must know something. So, what do you know?

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    Re: Request: Win32 in C++ Project Ideas : Beginner

    How about writing an application which does this:

    http://www.rclsoftware.org.uk/gravel/orbits.html

    Now don't panick! The formula is given at the top of the page. The user interface is just a few text boxes, labels, and a push button.

    Could make a nice and simple Win32 project for you.
    My hobby projects:
    www.rclsoftware.org.uk

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    Re: Request: Win32 in C++ Project Ideas : Beginner

    @MilesAhead - I use a couple of IDE : vc 2010 Express : DevC++ : and Code::Blocks - Mostly C::B
    thanks for the link

    @Zaccheus - That looks like a cool project - Thanks


    Regards

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    Re: Request: Win32 in C++ Project Ideas : Beginner

    How's it going?
    My hobby projects:
    www.rclsoftware.org.uk

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    Re: Request: Win32 in C++ Project Ideas : Beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaccheus View Post
    How's it going?
    Really good... I am building a Zahtzee Game these days. My previous projects were a metric to imperial converter [for inch to cm, mile to km, Fahrenheit to Celsius, and lb to kg] - and the other was a moon phase finder. both were really fun to make and the Yahtzee is proving to be the same amount of fun.

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    Re: Request: Win32 in C++ Project Ideas : Beginner

    Since you told me that "I am basically a Novice in the most humble way possible.".
    Here are some good and easy project ideas for beginners in C++: Currency Converter, Digital Calculator, and Student Management.
    Last edited by 2kaud; March 17th, 2021 at 04:19 AM. Reason: Removed advertising link

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