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Hi,

I am an engineering student student with loads of MATLAB programming
experience and I now want to start writing programs in C++

I want to make a program that can take a screenshot and then do some
image analysis to find certain objects displayed on the screen.

I believe that this requires a visual C++ compiler with an integrated
environment from Microsoft.

My computer has windows vista.

can anyone recomend a good compiler that i can download?

Thanks,

Adam

May 30 '07 #1
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* Adam Chapman:
Hi,

I am an engineering student student with loads of MATLAB programming
experience and I now want to start writing programs in C++

I want to make a program that can take a screenshot and then do some
image analysis to find certain objects displayed on the screen.
Taking screen snapshot: off-topic, not covered by standard library or
general libraries.

Image analysis: some image handling support recently added to Boost.

I believe that this requires a visual C++ compiler with an integrated
environment from Microsoft.
No, it doesn't.
My computer has windows vista.

can anyone recomend a good compiler that i can download?
Microsoft Visual C++, free and fancy but limited IDE.

MingW g++. Works well with e.g. CodeBlocks free IDE.

In addition there's e.g. the Digital Mars compiler, but I haven't used it.

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May 30 '07 #2

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Adam Chapman wrote:
Hi,

I am an engineering student student with loads of MATLAB programming
experience and I now want to start writing programs in C++

I want to make a program that can take a screenshot and then do some
image analysis to find certain objects displayed on the screen.

I believe that this requires a visual C++ compiler with an integrated
environment from Microsoft.

My computer has windows vista.

can anyone recomend a good compiler that i can download?
Visual C++ express edition is a free download:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/

To program Windows GUI apps you will also need to download the free
Platform SDK.

<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A55B6B43-E24F-4EA3-A93E-40C0EC4F68E5&displaylang=en>

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Scott McPhillips [MVP VC++]

May 30 '07 #3

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On 31 Maj, 01:49, "Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp>
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Adam Chapman wrote:
Hi,
I am an engineering student student with loads of MATLAB programming
experience and I now want to start writing programs in C++
I want to make a program that can take a screenshot and then do some
image analysis to find certain objects displayed on the screen.
I believe that this requires a visual C++ compiler with an integrated
environment from Microsoft.
My computer has windows vista.
can anyone recomend a good compiler that i can download?

Visual C++ express edition is a free download:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/

To program Windows GUI apps you will also need to download the free
Platform SDK.
Unless you can live with using the .Net framework, which comes with
Visual C++, for the GUI-part (though you might want to use native C++
for the image manipulation part).

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Erik Wikström

May 31 '07 #4

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