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I would suggest you to go with .NET and WinForms. It's probably the best choice if you want to easily put together a Win32 GUI application.
If you're already experienced in C++ it shouldn't be a problem for you to use that language, it's also probably the most powerful of all .NET languages.
But you could choose C# or VB as well, they should both fit your needs here.

But that's just my two cents...

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Well, whatever you go with, DON'T USE MFC UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. I've yet to hear a good word about it.


MFC isn't a nuke. It just sucks. [grin]

Seriously, MFC is really ok for larger MDI applications (including editors).

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If you need access to your engine code, then you would probably want to stick with C++, but you could build a simple wrapper to access your engine from C#.

If you go with C++, then you might want to look at using .NET Forms. This would give you access to the same windows controls as you would get with C#.


You can use C++/CLI to wrap your engine in a .NET assembly and code the editor in C#, best of both worlds.
However, I haven't tried that yet, so I may be just talking out of my bottox.

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... Plus, it's free, and you don't need Windows or expensive tools, and it's much easier, cleaner and better than C#.

Please, don't get me started on Java. It... could have been... better.

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C# is free (mono, dotgnu or microsoft's (free as in beer)), and doesn't need Windows (mono, dotgnu).


The problem is that Mono currently implements only a minuscule portion of the full .NET class library. Especially WinForms are severly lacking.

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Yeah, well who cares what *you* think anyways.

c# is a yet-another bad rip-off from the biggest scammers in the industry.


I have no guts but I can shit! [...]
Microsoft isn't 'evil'. They are just a successful company.
Besides, Gates and Microsoft belong to the world's greatest donors.

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Yeah, well who cares what *you* think anyways.


Could ask you the same question... Perhaps you've forgotten what forums are for. Let me remind you. define:forum

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The problem is that Mono currently implements only a minuscule portion of the full .NET class library. Especially WinForms are severly lacking.


I agree with that, but it's getting better. As long as things keep up as they are, we can expect our .NET apps to run under mono sometime in the foreseeable future.

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MFC does well its job, at first it may look overkill, but after few months of intensive programming, someone begins to understands the software philosophy under it, i agree with the people that think that mfc is bloated with many many classes and functions and it is virtually impossible to program anything without a good reference book or continuosly peeking the help window.
i don't think that c# will kill mfc programmers and applications, surely MFC will disappear but not before 10 years from now.
Microsoft looks like very addicted to mfc.

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Microsoft looks like very addicted to mfc.

Not any more. You're right that MFC will stick around for a long time, because of the amount of code that uses it, but Microsoft isn't pushing it any more.

John B

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The other reasons presented are matters of opinion that I happen to disagree with.


Yeah, well who cares what *you* think anyways.

c# is a yet-another bad rip-off from the biggest scammers in the industry.


Wowzer, that's the worst case of trolling that I've seen in quite a while... of course, it's easy to be rude, insulting and disruptive as an anonymous coward.

C# is clearly not a rip-off, Microsoft are clearly not scammers, and folks with attitudes like yours (whoever you may be) are simply not welcomed in these forums.

[Edited by - Simagery on December 5, 2005 1:54:15 PM]

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Yeah, well who cares what *you* think anyways.


Hearing other people's opinion is the cornerstone of a good discussion and of discussion forums. Now be off.

At the OP: Please repost if you think your question has not been answered properly.


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