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Lookinf for a very simple tool to create a very simple app..

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Hello,
This request needs to start off like this: I am a complete newby when it comes to programming.....

What I would like to do is to create an app that does the following>>

1. bring up small window
2. at window user makes a selection between to applications
3. selected application starts

Currently, I use 2 batch files to do the above. The purpose of batch files are to set an environment variable to a certain value. Then I can run desired app.

It would be nice to integrate the above into a nifty and very simple app.
Any assistance in what tool for a complete amature to use would be great.

Eda
 

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Re: Lookinf for a very simple tool to create a very simple a

Hi,

I think MFC application is what you need.

You can creat it using Visual C++.net

If you know C++, surely it is very simple.
 

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Re: Lookinf for a very simple tool to create a very simple a

thank you miniuser,
What would be really nice is if I could get my hands on the basic code that I need then modify it to fit my requirement.
Any suggestion?

Eda
 

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Re: Lookinf for a very simple tool to create a very simple a

Hi,
For a simple window that user can choose s.th. in it, I can write a sample for you if needed.

But what are your applications? I mean How they start?
 

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Re: Lookinf for a very simple tool to create a very simple a

Hi Eda,
I would suggest to use Borland C++ Builder 5 . That tool is kind to beginers and is very easy to make simple applications. You start with one window and just write app logic.

put two buttons on main window.
modify properties (properties window on the right side) : "caption" is for text on button etc.
double click one button and code window pops up. Inside {} you can put this code :
Code:
{
    system("c:\tools\programmersnotepad.exe");
}

and it will run programmers notepad in my comp, change parameter to match your program that needs to start executing.

you can repeat this steps for the other button.

For this to work you need this line at top of all code :
Code:
#include <process.h>

If there is errors in your code, post all code chunk and we will debug it.

Best regards
 

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Re: Lookinf for a very simple tool to create a very simple a

Yea Borland C++ Builder is a very friendly IDE.
 

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Hi,
Try Visual basic. It is very simple. You ca n do what you need in 30 mn.
 

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