Alpha release of book - Programming with wxDev-C++

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Postby Sof_T » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:01 pm

I will update the sources to use wxDev-C++ throughout in that case unless I get any complaints from anyone else.

A chapter for the VC branch would be great, I would place this in the advanced section for the moment. I haven't had much luck with it myself yet.

I downloaded it from your project site and tried to install it, the basic install went fine. Then the downloader for the VC Devpaks started and downloaded the DevPaks OK. The final part was supposed to download the VC compiler and other tools from the Microsoft site, this just hung and did nothing. I tried again later this time the the downloader started suffering from redraw issues and crashed.

I then tried to use the IDE as a GCC only compiler as before, but having loaded an old project I found I was unable to get it to compile with GCC. Eventually I ran out of time and uninstalled going back to the vanilla wxDev-C++.

I think that at present this is out of the range for beginners and would scare them off. If you would like to write a chapter on installing and using the VC branch (plus instructions on switching back to GCC ;-) ) it would be great.

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New Release

Postby Sof_T » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:20 pm

Once again a new release is available from the project website http://sourceforge.net/projects/wxdevcpp-book/. So what is new?

Chapter 3 has been expanded slightly.

A new chapter, Chapter & has been added, this provides a (hopefully) interesting sample project for a first time user to wxDev-C++.

All uses of wxDevC++ have been altered to wxDev-C++ as per Joel's comments earlier.

A new project member Peter James has begun proof reading the book so far. He has returned with a few suggested improvements, some are still under discussion, but most have been incorporated. So thanks to him for helping to raise the standard.

This release is the first to introduce helping users to help themselves. In the future more emphasis will be placed on helping users to use the help files, search Google and the forums for answers, before asking for help.

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Postby lowjoel » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:47 pm

=sigh= that's the main problem, I'm not too god at using GCC and not many people around me that I know of will spend time going thgrough how it works... the friends whom I know use MingW don't have much time, lol, so perhaps this release (the 6.10) may want to be avoided by those who do not wish to have some hell configuring your settings.

Otherwise we can postpone the release by a week or two for me to check on migration and configuration. I can't compile my copy of wxWidgets with MingW (the winapi was too out-of-date and I had heavily modded my wxWidgets distro), so I'm not too sure about how to go on from there.

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Postby tbreina » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:09 am

=sigh= that's the main problem, I'm not too god at using GCC and not many people around me that I know of will spend time going thgrough how it works... the friends whom I know use MingW don't have much time, lol, so perhaps this release (the 6.10) may want to be avoided by those who do not wish to have some hell configuring your settings.


I can help with the Gcc stuff. What needs to be done or improved?

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p.s. A very minor improvement suggestion: The screenshots need to be cropped to look a little cleaner. Currently, you can see some of the background windows in the border of the window screenshots. (This is also true on the tutorials of our wx-devcpp website).
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Postby lowjoel » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:32 am

First, can we see to it that the merge is complete thoroughly, i.e. the VC_COMPILER branch is completely merged back to HEAD.

After that is done, give me a few days to clear up all my assignments (I have a few dues next Monday/Tuesday) and I'll be back to programming again :)

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Last release for a week

Postby Sof_T » Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:30 pm

Just to say that there is another new release at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=173102. This will be the last release for a week as I will be away. If you missed the last release this one is probably worth catching.

Changes

    A new chapter has been started devoted to creating professional looking programs.
    Some slight additions have been made to chapter 3.
    The Introduction and part of chapter 1 have had numerous improvements suggested by Peter James.
    The source code for HTMLEditor now contains a sample HTML file called 'sample.htm' to play with in the editor.
    The project website has also had a revamp and continues to grow in content.



As ever any feedback good or especially bad is always welcome.
Offers to assit are also welcome.

I hope you enjoy this release.

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Postby wildrj » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:06 pm

hi guys im new here and i downloaded the book.i was vary happy with it but i have 1 question.

is there anyways to combined both basic c++ programing and wxwidgets form build.like use them both in the same program.(ex.make a window and in it say hello world by putting cout.is it possible?

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Postby lowjoel » Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:00 pm

In MingW you can remove the switch -mwindows (Guru: verify) and you will be given a console too.

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Postby wildrj » Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:00 am

umm can u tell me step by step what i do.srry but im pertty new at this.

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Postby lowjoel » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:17 am

I'm not too sure, you will have to wait for Tony or Guru to come, I only did the Visual C++ extension (I'm useless with MingW)

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Postby tbreina » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:48 am

In MingW you can remove the switch -mwindows (Guru: verify) and you will be given a console too.


In Project->Project Options find the tab with the "Linker" and "C++ Options". The flag "-mwindows" should be in one of these. Just delete the switch (i.e. delete the "-mwindows"). This will cause a console window to popup along side of your GUI window.

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Postby lowjoel » Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:06 pm

thanks tony.

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Postby wildrj » Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:35 pm

yes thank you.

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Postby Freddy » Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:44 pm

Keep up the nice work!!
This book will be great help for lots of people!

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Postby Sof_T » Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:54 am

Keep up the nice work!!
This book will be great help for lots of people!


Thanks Freddy. I will hopefully release a new version sometime next week, after I complete my last assignment on Friday. As ever I will announce it here when it is released.

At the moment I am compiling a few devpaks of add on components which I will release on the site soon.

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