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Flowchart for Empty GLFW Window

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This example just create a window and clear a canvas with color. Tools: VS2015, GLFW, OpenGL, C++. All libraries are included in the project. You can just download and run it. But you need to set your Visual Studio version in the project settings, Platform Toolset, see the screenshot below:

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Visual Studio Project: EmptyWindow_GlfwOpenGL31Cpp.zip

main.cpp

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#include <glad/glad.h>
#include <GLFW/glfw3.h>

// Create a window with GLFW library
int main()
{
    // Initialization
    glfwInit();                     // Initialize the GLFW library
                                    // Create a window
    GLFWwindow *window = glfwCreateWindow(256, 256, "Empty Window", nullptr, nullptr);
    glfwMakeContextCurrent(window); // Create OpenGL context for drawing
    gladLoadGL();                   // Initialize the GLAD library

    glClearColor(0.2f, 0.3f, 0.3f, 1.0f); // Set a color for clearing a canvas

    // Main Loop of Application
    // Should the window be closed?
    while (!glfwWindowShouldClose(window))
    {
        // Check if any events have been activated
        // (key pressed, mouse moved etc.) and call
        // corresponding response functions
        glfwPollEvents();

        glClear(GL_COLOR_BUFFER_BIT);   // Clear canvas with previously specified color
        glfwSwapBuffers(window);        // Swap the front and back buffers when rendering
    }

    // Clean up resources
    // Clean up GLFW Library Resources
    glfwTerminate();

    return 0;
}

 

DRAKON-flowchart Sandbox

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If you do not know what is DRAKON-flowchart, you can watch this short video that I found in Youtube:

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Really cool, thanks for sharing. I'll look into DRAKON-flowchart to play around in it.

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Thank you for your feedback. Yes, this tool is amazing. I like it so much. I want to apply this tool for game development. I think it is very good alternative for standard flowcharts.

I added the "main.cpp" code in my entry and I added the "Clean up GLFW Library Resources" Action icon in the "Clean up resources" branch of DRAKON-flowchart. Check above.

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oh for sure...this guys got it.  Around the VisualStudio2013 era, this is exactly where I lived. This setup right here. (oglcore 3.3) Loved it. Now...the grass is not always greener. I know you would be better at this 8Observer8, dear sir...what I noticed was there seemed to be some drag in the glfw loop that I couldn't identify and my other sadness was input lag. I think timing was fine. I eventually moved to try custom / native / handle it yourself types and such, finding in some cases, you could do it better. What I'd be interested in is a comparable timing test of this against raw api creation / message handling. I think the extra layer costs some. Any way to try that?

looking for one last half-life3 confirmed... :)

Ah, a blog todo list...just noticed. <slaps head> and yes, the flow chart is very pretty.

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