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C#, how I love thee.

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Stephen R

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C# is possibly the greatest language I have ever come across for RAD. I was able to get my bitmap font editor up and running with only a few hours work. Here's a pic.



I'm quite proud of this little baby. From now on I think its C# all the way for tools and other misc apps. I like it much more than MFC or wxWindows, though for C++ wxWindows is probably the easiest GUI API. Going to get down to getting those fonts rendering in my engine now, shouldn't take too long.
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I'm thinking of using C# for my map editor. I think I'll follow your example and just do it :)

The Font editor looks useful, will it output the fonts to a single bitmap for grabbing in OpenGL?

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Its finished. It outputs the fonts into a grid of 16 chars by 16 chars in a single bitmap. Nice for loading and quick locating. There is a bit of redundancy from all the wasted characters but if you convert the bitmap to a png then file size won't be an issue,

And C# is brilliant.

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Looks great, Stro! Yeah, I love C# too. Hey, what IDE are you using? Have you thought about using the built-in Color Dialog in the framework instead of the RBG sliders. It might make it a little easier to fine-tune what colors you want. Just a thought! Keep up the great work :).

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