Windows Programming - August 2020

Custom Menu Bar
Please forgive the ambiguous title. I am trying to create a custom "skinned" window, like that of V...
[1 reply] : P.S. In the second method, the one without a menu bar, I can still ac... (by anachronon)
How to edit files in a hex editor.
Hi guys, good morning! I'm looking to learn how to edit files in a hex editor. They can be photos, m...
[2 replies] Last: binary files require some effort on your part. a rough how to 1) edi... (by jonnin)
Combining Menu Bar and Title Bar
I have been playing with menus and resources. This brought up an interesting question. In programs...
[5 replies] Last: Thanks Furry Guy. I have been studying the code in that link, and exp... (by anachronon)
library for creating and editing files
What is the C ++ library for creating files?
[1 reply] : <fstream> and <filesystem> have all the basics. (by jonnin)
by fluppe
Give a servcie DCOM permissions
Hello, i have a service written in C++. everything works fine so far, if i run it under a specific ...
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Time calculation in the main game loop.
There is the code in the Quake 2 main game loop implementation: if (!initialized) { // let...
[4 replies] Last: It's everywhere (by salem c)
[C++] - Opening a directory and getting the path of a selected file
Hello all, I am simply trying to make a C++ dll, which opens a folder and allows user to select o...
[16 replies] Last: But is there a way using the <filesystem> library to open the direct... (by anachronon)
by bld
Making another PATH variable.
Hello, I was just wondering, if it's possible to have multiple PATH variables for the same user. If...
[10 replies] Last: if worried, back it up. echo %path% > path.bak now you have your pa... (by jonnin)
How to retrieve GUID from setup.exe using c++ or windows programming?
How to retrieve GUID from setup.exe using c++ or windows programming? Please anyone help me.
[1 reply] : (by Furry Guy)
Resources and the Icon Demo Program
I am currently studying the use of resources in programs. However, I have a question about Petzold'...
[3 replies] Last: When I use VS2017/2019 I usually launch the app via the IDE. Launchin... (by Furry Guy)
Image Layers in Windows
I wish to create a dual-layer image in a window. The bottom (underlying) layer would be an image lo...
[11 replies] Last: Fortunately, the graphics I'm using work fast enough for the simple ap... (by anachronon)
by habib9
random number didvide by user input
The client will put a contribution between 2-10! Interim my interface will create an arbitrary/rando...
[2 replies] Last: Try this code: #include <cstdlib> #include <ctime> #include <iostre... (by anachronon)
by bld
Running an .exe file
Hello, I've been experimenting with the MinGW C++ compiler recently. So I made a simple 'Hello, Worl...
[19 replies] Last: You are fine to put c:\mingw\bin in the path variable. But if you use ... (by lastchance)
by Amey18
Using CPR library for asynchronous http post request
Hello folks, I am using a cpr lib for making a post request to the REST endpoint. I am sending some...
[2 replies] Last: you are probably stuck. remote apis have a fixed interface and you s... (by jonnin)
Initializing a Child Window
In a program that I am creating, a child window loads an image file and displays the image. However...
[7 replies] Last: Thanks Freddie1. My trick worked! I was looking to do more than ju... (by anachronon)
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