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I have been googling, but can seem to find out about C GUI libraries.

My main platform is Windows, but it would be nice to find a cross platform
library.

I've been programming with php, which has a C/C++ syntax structure, but want
to move on to compliled languages.

I was all ready to go with C++ and wxWindows, but I'm applying for an entry
level programming possition. They use their own propriatary language, with
is a structured/proceedural language. I thought that if I study C, it would
make me a better programmer for my employer.

I also have the "Algorithms with C", and "Code Reading" books, that focus
mainly on the C language. I'm sure that it wouldn't be hard for me to change
my thinking and implement both books into a C++ sense.

The main thing is, I love programming in general, but I'd like to be able to
code GUI's also.

Can anyone give me a direction to head in, where I can learn more about GUI
programming in C. Idealy, I'd love to start my compiled language studies
with C, then move on to C++ once I have a solid foundation in
structured/proceedural programming.
Sep 8 '06 #1
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In article <c4************ *************** ***@adelphia.co m>,
Jakle <ja***@dsa-gamers.comwrote :
>I have been googling, but can seem to find out about C GUI libraries.
>My main platform is Windows, but it would be nice to find a cross platform
library.
The C language itself does not define anything to do with Graphics.
Try another newsgroup; perhaps some of the comp.graphics.* ones
such as comp.graphics.m isc

--
Programming is what happens while you're busy making other plans.
Sep 8 '06 #2
Jakle wrote:
I have been googling, but can seem to find out about C GUI libraries.

My main platform is Windows, but it would be nice to find a cross platform
library.

I've been programming with php, which has a C/C++ syntax structure, but want
to move on to compliled languages.

I was all ready to go with C++ and wxWindows, but I'm applying for an entry
level programming possition. They use their own propriatary language, with
is a structured/proceedural language. I thought that if I study C, it would
make me a better programmer for my employer.

I also have the "Algorithms with C", and "Code Reading" books, that focus
mainly on the C language. I'm sure that it wouldn't be hard for me to change
my thinking and implement both books into a C++ sense.

The main thing is, I love programming in general, but I'd like to be able to
code GUI's also.

Can anyone give me a direction to head in, where I can learn more about GUI
programming in C. Idealy, I'd love to start my compiled language studies
with C, then move on to C++ once I have a solid foundation in
structured/proceedural programming.

Look, download the tutorial in
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~lcc-win32

together with the associated compiler system.

There you will find a step by step introduction to
the C language and windows C programming.

No, it is not something that will allow you to
program under Unix or under Mac, it is only windows.

Read specially Chapter 2: "windows programming". Of course
after being current with chapter 1, "C programming".

All of this is free of charge.

jacob
Sep 8 '06 #3
Walter Roberson wrote:
In article <c4************ *************** ***@adelphia.co m>,
Jakle <ja***@dsa-gamers.comwrote :
>I have been googling, but can seem to find out about C GUI libraries.
>My main platform is Windows, but it would be nice to find a cross platform
library.

The C language itself does not define anything to do with Graphics.
Try another newsgroup; perhaps some of the comp.graphics.* ones
such as comp.graphics.m isc
Depending on what you're running, you might just want to jump on the MS
wagon with MFC, see microsoft.publi c.vc.mfc . If you're broke coming
out of college, they have a visual studio for hobbyists and such, so you
don't have to cough up a lot of money from the getgo, although this
suite deals with Winforms and does not support MFC. I'm not sure that
the C programming language admits that monitors exist. EC
*************** ****
Programming is what happens while you're busy making other plans.
--adapted from John Lennon
Sep 8 '06 #4
My main platform is Windows, but it would be nice to find a cross platform
library.
It looks like you want to do GUI programming in Windows.
I've been programming with php, which has a C/C++ syntax structure, but want
to move on to compliled languages.
yep, php and almost all the languages have similar semantics and only
the syntax and layout of the program will be different along with other
features such as oop.
I was all ready to go with C++ and wxWindows, but I'm applying for an entry
level programming possition. They use their own propriatary language, with
is a structured/proceedural language. I thought that if I study C, it would
make me a better programmer for my employer.
GUI programming by definition goes for event driven programming. So you
need to come out of the proceedural programming concept.

Once you are good in C programming, it would be easy to migrate to
event driven programming
I also have the "Algorithms with C", and "Code Reading" books, that focus
mainly on the C language. I'm sure that it wouldn't be hard for me to change
my thinking and implement both books into a C++ sense.
Good books...
The main thing is, I love programming in general, but I'd like to be able to
code GUI's also.
Can anyone give me a direction to head in, where I can learn more about GUI
programming in C. Idealy, I'd love to start my compiled language studies
with C, then move on to C++ once I have a solid foundation in
structured/proceedural programming.
you can use win32 for GUI programming. It seems complicated at first,
but it is rather simple once you get the concept. You can create GUI
programs entirely in C language no C++ knowledge is required. But first
you need to get good grip in C language programming.

You can post your win32 programming questions in win32 forums.

Good Luck...

Sep 8 '06 #5
Thank you very much for this link. This is just what I was looking for :-)
"jacob navia" <ja***@jacob.re mcomp.frwrote in message
news:45******** *************** @news.orange.fr ...
Jakle wrote:
>I have been googling, but can seem to find out about C GUI libraries.

My main platform is Windows, but it would be nice to find a cross
platform library.

I've been programming with php, which has a C/C++ syntax structure, but
want to move on to compliled languages.

I was all ready to go with C++ and wxWindows, but I'm applying for an
entry level programming possition. They use their own propriatary
language, with is a structured/proceedural language. I thought that if I
study C, it would make me a better programmer for my employer.

I also have the "Algorithms with C", and "Code Reading" books, that focus
mainly on the C language. I'm sure that it wouldn't be hard for me to
change my thinking and implement both books into a C++ sense.

The main thing is, I love programming in general, but I'd like to be able
to code GUI's also.

Can anyone give me a direction to head in, where I can learn more about
GUI programming in C. Idealy, I'd love to start my compiled language
studies with C, then move on to C++ once I have a solid foundation in
structured/proceedural programming.

Look, download the tutorial in
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~lcc-win32

together with the associated compiler system.

There you will find a step by step introduction to
the C language and windows C programming.

No, it is not something that will allow you to
program under Unix or under Mac, it is only windows.

Read specially Chapter 2: "windows programming". Of course
after being current with chapter 1, "C programming".

All of this is free of charge.

jacob

Sep 8 '06 #6
Elijah Cardon <in*****@invali d.netwrites:
Walter Roberson wrote:
>In article <c4************ *************** ***@adelphia.co m>,
Jakle <ja***@dsa-gamers.comwrote :
>>I have been googling, but can seem to find out about C GUI libraries.
>>My main platform is Windows, but it would be nice to find a cross
platform library.
The C language itself does not define anything to do with Graphics.
Try another newsgroup; perhaps some of the comp.graphics.* ones
such as comp.graphics.m isc
Depending on what you're running, you might just want to jump on the
MS wagon with MFC, see microsoft.publi c.vc.mfc .
[snip]

MFC is cross-platform?

--
Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keit h) ks***@mib.org <http://www.ghoti.net/~kst>
San Diego Supercomputer Center <* <http://users.sdsc.edu/~kst>
We must do something. This is something. Therefore, we must do this.
Sep 8 '06 #7
"kondal" <ko******@gmail .comwrites:
>My main platform is Windows, but it would be nice to find a cross platform
library.
The above was written by "Jakle" <ja***@dsa-gamers.com>. Please don't
snip attribution lines.
It looks like you want to do GUI programming in Windows.
No, it looks like he wants a cross platform library.

--
Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keit h) ks***@mib.org <http://www.ghoti.net/~kst>
San Diego Supercomputer Center <* <http://users.sdsc.edu/~kst>
We must do something. This is something. Therefore, we must do this.
Sep 8 '06 #8
Keith Thompson said:
Elijah Cardon <in*****@invali d.netwrites:
>Walter Roberson wrote:
>>In article <c4************ *************** ***@adelphia.co m>,
Jakle <ja***@dsa-gamers.comwrote :
I have been googling, but can seem to find out about C GUI libraries.

My main platform is Windows, but it would be nice to find a cross
platform library.
The C language itself does not define anything to do with Graphics.
Try another newsgroup; perhaps some of the comp.graphics.* ones
such as comp.graphics.m isc
Depending on what you're running, you might just want to jump on the
MS wagon with MFC,
A three-wheeled wagon that has been all but abandoned by its owner.
see microsoft.publi c.vc.mfc .
[snip]

MFC is cross-platform?
MFC is C?

--
Richard Heathfield
"Usenet is a strange place" - dmr 29/7/1999
http://www.cpax.org.uk
email: rjh at above domain (but drop the www, obviously)
Sep 8 '06 #9
On Fri, 08 Sep 2006 17:01:46 -0400, in comp.lang.c , Elijah Cardon
<in*****@invali d.netwrote:
>Walter Roberson wrote:
>In article <c4************ *************** ***@adelphia.co m>,
Jakle <ja***@dsa-gamers.comwrote :
>>I have been googling, but can seem to find out about C GUI libraries.
>>My main platform is Windows, but it would be nice to find a cross platform
library.

The C language itself does not define anything to do with Graphics.
Try another newsgroup; perhaps some of the comp.graphics.* ones
such as comp.graphics.m isc
Depending on what you're running, you might just want to jump on the MS
wagon with MFC, see microsoft.publi c.vc.mfc .
Not especially crossplatform though....
>If you're broke coming
out of college, they have a visual studio for hobbyists and such,
There are also plenty of free or shareware GUI and graphics libraries.
--
Mark McIntyre

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it."
--Brian Kernighan
Sep 8 '06 #10

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