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Lucifre

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Ok i am trying to get into programming, i want to find a language that let's you create stand alone executable programs with pretty good GUI(like buttons, text boxes etc) without need for fancy additional software. I find it annoying that you need Visual C++ or Borland or whatever to make programs that dont look old school. Is there such a program? Or do i need software to make software? I was looking at python but they were mentioning Visual C++ to make stand alone execs?
 

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Try Visual Basic. It pretty fast to develop programs using it. It is GUI and event - driven evironment. It has also an optional OOP capability and there are a lot of MS Windows API you can use in case you need you need hard core functions of the system.

If you are developing programs for data acquisition and analysis I suggest use LabView. It is even faster to develop programs that will interface outside variables.
 

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Hi,
Use VC++, its best for
1) Speed
2) Performance
3) Access to all platform api's
4) Control (over COM and low level details).

hope it clears up.
 

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hey.
dont annoy with visual basic.for a real newbie maybe it would help but soon u will see the limits.but if u like to prepare something in minutes yes vb is right choice.
vc++ is hard to learn but im also trying nowadays.
good lux
 

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you dont NEED VC++ or Borland to make fancy GUIs, you just need to know the win32 window library APIs and you can do it with Dev-Cpp
but basically you just need to look into basic window examples with API (not MFC)
RegisterWndClassEx() -> cant remember if thats the way it goes
CreateWindowEx()
SendMessage() -> only needed if you do anything more advanced than assign a function to the window
and Window Proc's

CreateWindowEx() doesnt only create a standard window, but also buttons, textboxes, etc
look up CreateWindow and window classes at https://www.msdn.com for more info on the whole thing
 

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