• Announcements

    • khawk

      Download the Game Design and Indie Game Marketing Freebook   07/19/17

      GameDev.net and CRC Press have teamed up to bring a free ebook of content curated from top titles published by CRC Press. The freebook, Practices of Game Design & Indie Game Marketing, includes chapters from The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing, and An Architectural Approach to Level Design. The GameDev.net FreeBook is relevant to game designers, developers, and those interested in learning more about the challenges in game development. We know game development can be a tough discipline and business, so we picked several chapters from CRC Press titles that we thought would be of interest to you, the GameDev.net audience, in your journey to design, develop, and market your next game. The free ebook is available through CRC Press by clicking here. The Curated Books The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, Second Edition, by Jesse Schell Presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, anthropology, and more. Written by one of the world's top game designers, this book describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design, demonstrating how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in video games. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again. View it here. A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing, by Joel Dreskin Marketing is an essential but too frequently overlooked or minimized component of the release plan for indie games. A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing provides you with the tools needed to build visibility and sell your indie games. With special focus on those developers with small budgets and limited staff and resources, this book is packed with tangible recommendations and techniques that you can put to use immediately. As a seasoned professional of the indie game arena, author Joel Dreskin gives you insight into practical, real-world experiences of marketing numerous successful games and also provides stories of the failures. View it here. An Architectural Approach to Level Design This is one of the first books to integrate architectural and spatial design theory with the field of level design. The book presents architectural techniques and theories for level designers to use in their own work. It connects architecture and level design in different ways that address the practical elements of how designers construct space and the experiential elements of how and why humans interact with this space. Throughout the text, readers learn skills for spatial layout, evoking emotion through gamespaces, and creating better levels through architectural theory. View it here. Learn more and download the ebook by clicking here. Did you know? GameDev.net and CRC Press also recently teamed up to bring GDNet+ Members up to a 20% discount on all CRC Press books. Learn more about this and other benefits here.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

graeme

making a window move itself

3 posts in this topic

Ok, as a first project in C++ i am trying to make a desktop toy so far i have a window with no borders bliting an image from the desktop into itself. i want to be able to let the window find out where it is on the screen in order to move itself. so far i''ve been making it hop about here and there with this code: /*SetWindowPos (hwnd, 0, rand()%(GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXSCREEN)-60), rand()%(GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYSCREEN)-60), 0,0, SWP_NOSIZE | SWP_NOZORDER);*/ instead of those random positions how could i replace them with a ''my windows x pos +1 and my window y pos +1 sort of thing, obviously i wouldn''t introduce the increment within the actual moving of the window, i''d be setting a variable earlier. i think, in essence my question is ''how do interogate an hwnd in terms of x and y coords on the screen''? with MSDN i have got as far as the operation GetWindowRect, is the one to use? and how do i interrogate the structure that it returns (is it a structure?) ? do i use bracket access? like to get the x coord i''d say theThingThatWasTheResultOfGetWindowRect [1] for the x coord and [3] for the x width? or am i completely wrong??
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Am I missing something, or couldn''t you just keep track of the window''s location in a couple of variables?

------------------------------
bah
------------------------------
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
of course you are quite right of course. i should learn not to post (or program) after pub. i vow not to in the future.
But for the sake of argument, how do you access the properties of a window? hwnd._X or something?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites