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C++ for small Windows app?

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Hello

Would be grateful if someone can make a few things clear for me!

I have developed a small app using Java and would like to do the same
using C++ but without the need for a runtime environment addition.
This is a very samm app and it seems foolish to have to ask the user
to install 20 MB of extra software.

The app displays an image and a question asks the user to indicate
his/her reaction to it by positioning a slider/trackbar. Clicking a
button causes a new question and after the last question the slider
values are saved to a file...

Am I correct in thinking that Visual C++ with the Windows SDK for XP
SP2 allows the creation of Win32 .exe programs?

Could a non Visual C++ be used to create the above app? Any free
compilers?

Cheers

Geoff
Aug 14 '05 #1
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* Geoff Cox:

Would be grateful if someone can make a few things clear for me!

I have developed a small app using Java and would like to do the same
using C++ but without the need for a runtime environment addition.
This is a very samm app and it seems foolish to have to ask the user
to install 20 MB of extra software.
If you think nobody can resist mentioning that that's the case with Java,
and not with C++, well you're wrong: we won't mention it. So there.

The app displays an image and a question asks the user to indicate
his/her reaction to it by positioning a slider/trackbar. Clicking a
button causes a new question and after the last question the slider
values are saved to a file...

Am I correct in thinking that Visual C++ with the Windows SDK for XP
SP2 allows the creation of Win32 .exe programs?
Yes.

Could a non Visual C++ be used to create the above app?
Yes.

Any free compilers?


g++ is recommended.

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Aug 14 '05 #2

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On Sun, 14 Aug 2005 20:29:24 GMT, al***@start.no (Alf P. Steinbach)
wrote:
If you think nobody can resist mentioning that that's the case with Java,
and not with C++, well you're wrong: we won't mention it. So there.


Well put and thanks for the info!

Cheers

Geoff

Aug 14 '05 #3

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> The app displays an image and a question asks the user to indicate
his/her reaction to it by positioning a slider/trackbar. Clicking a
button causes a new question and after the last question the slider
values are saved to a file... You probably want a good GUI library for this one
Could a non Visual C++ be used to create the above app? Any free
compilers?

I would try wx-devcpp @ http://wxdsgn.sourceforge.net/
It comes with a visual forms designer, g++ 3.4, the wxwidgets library
and is totally free!
Cheers,
Kieran

Aug 14 '05 #4

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On 14 Aug 2005 15:24:41 -0700, ki****@cyrocom.co.uk wrote:

I would try wx-devcpp @ http://wxdsgn.sourceforge.net/
It comes with a visual forms designer, g++ 3.4, the wxwidgets library
and is totally free!
Thanks Kieran - will follow up on that. I have just installed MS
Visual C++ 2005 Express Beta 2 and ordered the Windows SDK CD from MS
as I see that with that combination you can develop Win32 apps ...

Cheers

Geoff

Cheers,
Kieran


Aug 15 '05 #5

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> Could a non Visual C++ be used to create the above app? Any free
compilers?


Try http://upp.sf.net.

Mirek
Aug 15 '05 #6

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