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making window move with C++ and allegro

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So i am making a small game where objects fly at you and you have to point the mouse and click on them to "shoot" them before they hit you. Each object will start small and get bigger and bigger to look like it is flying at you. For the effect of hitting the player i got the idea of making the whole window "vibrate" by quickly moving the window back and forth and up and down a little bit. This game will not be full screen and just an open window on the computer. Using C++ and allegro how do i control the actual window the game is in? I'm am using windows. Thanks.

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Include winalleg.h and you can use the win_get_window function, to retrieve a HWND handle to the window. Then use SetWindowPos to change its position.

Simple example:

#include <allegro.h>
#include <winalleg.h>

#pragma comment (lib, "alleg.lib")

int main(int argc, char* argv[]) {
allegro_init();
install_timer();
set_gfx_mode(GFX_AUTODETECT_WINDOWED, 640, 480, 0, 0);

HWND hWnd = win_get_window();

RECT rect;
GetWindowRect(hWnd, &rect);

for(int i=0;i<100;i++) {
SetWindowPos(
hWnd,
NULL,
rect.left + rand()%5,
rect.top + rand()%5,
0,
0,
SWP_NOSIZE
);

rest(100);
}

return 0;
} END_OF_MAIN();

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