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Is it possible to create a program in C++ that has pictures, buttons... in it insteasd of that window with a black backround and white text?

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Yes.

What you are currently writing is something called a console application. You want to look into using a Win32 Application project if you are using Visual Studio, if not, well its named something very similar in most other IDEs so poke around.

If you want to display real-time graphics then you will need to start working with a graphics API such as OpenGL, SDL or Direct3D. Google for any of these names and you will get lots of help.

Hope that helps,

Dave

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How would I make like a menu where you click on whatever you want (as aposed to arrow keys and enter)

and are any of those programs free?

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You will have to start learning the WIN32 API for that. Alternatively you can use wxWidgets, a rapper for the WIN32 API, to make your programs.

Google WIN32 and wxWidgets.

If you want a bog standard windows app, try C#.

Dave

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I've tried java but the only compiler I can find is on the java home page and I can't figure out how to installed right...

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Qt4 is a very easy and clean cross-platform (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows) C++ API for writing applications, and also lets you embed OpenGL contexts.

Check it out: http://www.trolltech.com/products/qt/index

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I've tried java but the only compiler I can find is on the java home page and I can't figure out how to installed right...



There's two really good IDEs that you could try (both free). Netbeans and JCreator ...google either one. They're both very good.

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