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Ancient Spirit

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  1. Hey... I was wondering is it a good idea to write games under .NET langs, OpenGL or DirectX no matter, I mean, does it matters? I have the options of C#, C\C++, Java... About Java... I don't know... But what about the others? Is it better to write C# then C++?
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    A general lang question

    But if I want DirectX the C#'s DirectX is easier no? And does java support OpenGL?
  3. I was wondering, since I will need to do some windows GUI stuff, and it surely will include the hard to do things in Win32 SDK, what language should I learn? I am a C\C++ Programmer I also know basic Java, maybe that will help your answer... The thing is that I might want to write a property sheet or some other things for game settings or for example for other apps... As I see it thou, C# slowly takes over... Anyway, please advice, Thanks!
  4. Hello, What is the difference between .NET and the JVM? Isn't it just another interprator? If so then isnt it better to write on non .net langs? Thanks, Spirit.
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    A question about .NET

    I know basic Java, and now i also know basic C# (wich is about the same) It wasnt a question of me trying to choose a lang, I just wanted to know, btw you said that the java code isnt interprated anymore? how so? i mean it does not make an executable file and stuff... no?
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    operator overloading....

    Thanks, i think i got it :)
  7. Hello, can you please tell me why do the overloaded operators in C# has to be static? Thanks, Spirit
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    operator overloading....

    I come from a world of C++ and im used to override operators just by writing the regular thing... But the thing is that i just dont understand why it has to be static, i mean static is a way to call methods without insitiating the class right? why do we need it then? And i actually like the idea of .NET....
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    winapi - reading files names

    well... you can always use the good and old C function #include <stdio.h> #include <windows.h> void main() { FILE* fp = fopen("some_path", "authorize(diff stuff)"); if(fp != NULL) { char[256] text; fscanf(fp, "%s", text); MessageBox(NULL, text, "Test", MB_OK); } if(fp != null) fclose(fp); } that should do the trick, read about the functions they are easy... Good luck.
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    Quick java tutorials....

    Quote:Original post by GDKnight How about say the command to import your own files like say Card.java? I know its import something but I can't remeber the specifics. If the java file is in the same package or project no import is needed all is there, you can always make a package and then import it like he said :)
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    Strange Warnings

    Shouldn't the SDK already come with the MSVS? If so then you don't need to redefine anything all the settings will be ok when youu install...
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    Basic C# Window Question...

    private void InitializeComponent() { // // Other Code, buttons and stuff, this method is called by the constructure // this.AutoScaleBaseSize = new System.Drawing.Size(5, 13); this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(292, 22); this.Controls.Add(this.calculateButton); this.Controls.Add(this.outputLabel); this.Name = "Form1"; this.Text = "Calculations Thing"; this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.Form1_Load); this.ResumeLayout(false); } private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e) { for(double i=1.0; i>=0.0; i-=0.0005) this.Opacity = i; }
  13. Hey, I used the new Window Application wizard to get a project started. I add a method onLoad, so everytime that the window is loaded I want it to fade in using the opacity attribute, the thing is that the fade in causes the window to be black and then get to his normal view, thou fade out works fine, can anyone help? Thanks, Spirit.
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    C# vs. Visual C++\MFC

    Well, I gave Visual C++ .NET a chance and C# a chance, I think that there is no difference, I'm learning C# now, it kind of reminds me of Java so the basics go easy... And same for Visual C++ .NET, I actually starting to like the .NET framework... Combining code from different .NET langs sounds so cool and usefull. So basically it doesn't matter what .NET lang I learn, they are all one eventually... I liked the forms aswell, it's like VB but with a syntex that I can live with :) Thanks for your help, Spirit.
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    Fortran

    I'm wondering, for caculations, is it better to use fortran? For formulas that is... I know what the name stands for but im asking if its faster then C or C++?
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    Is to return a member data good?

    first of all i think you can make the method a const one so you cant access it... second, you can return a reference, which if im not wrong uses the copy constructure of the class B when you return it and then u use a different copy which is deleted if you dont save it somewhere... EDIT: haha that wasnt here when i posted... boy im slow : if i got it ok, then it will expose a copy of B not B itself...
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    Quick java tutorials....

    The thing is that you dont need the GUI part right? You need I\O and the basic if else and stuff. I remember the 2.0 Java, you write classes you use the main and write methods basically the same way... You have a new class called the Scanner, with it you can do basic Input instead of System.in import java.util.Scanner class Test { public static void main(String[] args) { Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in); System.out.print("Enter a num: "); int num = scan.nextInt(); } } if, else and other stuff are the same, there is a thing about the for loop which uses a cool iteration system but i dont know it and i dont really care about it... I prefer the normal style... Becides this i dont know... Of course you have some classes for Vectors and Stack if im not mistaking and other usefull things aswell... I dont remember it all for im only learning intro to CS with Java... :) EDIT: Scanner class is not only for input it can be applied to strings aswell if im not mistaking, but again, i suggest you check it out... Anyway good luck! Spirit.
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    C# vs. Visual C++\MFC

    So basically I can use C++ for the class design and C# only for the GUI? I have managed to combine fortran and C\C++ code and some ASM code with it as well. The thing is that for it to work the program should make an .obj file and then in the compile time all the objects are combined... and you have a multi lang exe program... Actually I have done it in Linux, but that shouldnt be that hard in windows either...
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    C# vs. Visual C++\MFC

    is there a way to insert C++\C stuff to C# code?
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    C# vs. Visual C++\MFC

    Quote:Original post by Flimflam You know, C++/CLI is an option for you. It takes advantage of WinForms and stuff, and allows you to still write unmanaged code (ie, C++ code.) Think of it like C++ with full access to the .NET runtime. Thanks, i'll give it a shot :) By the way, when I say Visual C++ and MFC... Are those 2 different things?
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    C# vs. Visual C++\MFC

    Microsoft give me a headache... So basically if I want to stick to C++ MFC is the way? Is GUI the only thing that is easier to do with MFC? What about system programming stuff, like the kernel and what about threads? (never used threads and kernel on Win32 SDK, I only wrote a bit GUI on the SDK and a fullscreen opengl window). EDIT: it took me a while to learn C\C++, and now I should forget it all if I want to be a Windows programmer?
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    C# vs. Visual C++\MFC

    My problem is that I don't really want to learn new langs nowm because I need to study at the university aswell, so I want to stick with those things, is there a choice for a C\C++ Developer?
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    C# vs. Visual C++\MFC

    Quote:Original post by Oluseyi There is no "perfect" solution. You will have to learn multiple APIs if you intend to develop Windows GUI applications, unless you elect to use abstraction/wrapper libraries like wxWidgets. So what you recommend is not to mess with the choices but learn them both? EDIT: Windows Presentation Foundation, what lang is it based on and ummm... is there a point of learning MFC then? I mean for jobs and stuff...
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    Repeating line problem

    cout << mapline1 << "\n"; it prints this one twice? or this one and the next one without a new line? did u try maybe endln instead of "\n" EDIT: or try for example: mapline3 += (roomc + "\n");
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    Repeating line problem

    count++; switch(map1[count].GetType()) Are you sure that count is ok? I mean u sure that it isn't exceeding the range of the array? I mean u have a loop maxy on maxx size, and you never reset the count so it is bound to exceed the range of the array... EDIT: Ussualy access violations are some stuff that has to do with pointers and stuff...
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