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on: December 17, 2006, 01:41:36 am
ive always wanted to make a program.i dont mean something like game maker.

well, i am okay at using Qbasic. but i want to make stuff like regular programs, not a black screen.
what is stuff like paint and notepad made with? what is visual basic? please help me out here.

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Re: programming

Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006, 02:00:48 am
More most older Windows programs are written in C or C++ using MFC for GUI widgets. Vista marks a migration towards C# using .NET for the GUI.

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Re: programming

Reply #2 on: December 17, 2006, 02:14:11 am
More most older Windows programs are written in C or C++ using MFC for GUI widgets. Vista marks a migration towards C# using .NET for the GUI.

i didnt understand 1 word of that. :-[

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Re: programming

Reply #3 on: December 17, 2006, 02:27:10 am
then you must not know much. i cant program to save my life and i know what c, c++ and .net are.

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Re: programming

Reply #4 on: December 17, 2006, 02:57:37 am
Basic is all well and good, but see if your local library has any reading material on C, C# or C++. They're the way to go for application programming. The syntax is *somewhat* similar to game maker's, so if you have a grounding in that it would help.

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Re: programming

Reply #5 on: December 17, 2006, 03:53:19 am
If you are comfortable with Basic, I don't think Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition is a bad choice to get started with GUI programming.You can do some nice thing with Visual Basic and DirectX.

Ultimately though, if you get serious with programming, you'll eventually want to learn C++. Won't hurt to learn C or C# either.

And if you're still clueless, do Wikipedia searches on any terms you aren't familiar with and educate yourself.

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Re: programming

Reply #6 on: December 17, 2006, 04:03:11 am
are all of these free?if not, how much would they be(in US dollars)

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Re: programming

Reply #7 on: December 17, 2006, 04:14:31 am
Yes.

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Re: programming

Reply #8 on: December 17, 2006, 04:21:48 am
For the love of all things good in this world pkmays, change your avatar, it makes me cry.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Re: programming

Reply #9 on: December 17, 2006, 04:28:30 am
For the love of all things good in this world pkmays, change your avatar, it makes me cry.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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