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How to create an MFC custom control in VS2022?
Hi, I need to make an MFC custom control that enables me to draw bidimensional graphs... I am going to start looking in internet but though I also asked for ...
[2 replies] Last: MFC and GDI+ might be something to look into, versus going the custom ... (by George P)
A Simple way to play a sound on a form?
Hi, just trying to play a sound when the user presses a button. This won't compile. Gives a very long error message which I don't understand mciSendString(...
[6 replies] Last: ... which are now also the same as PTSTR and PCTSTR since Windows move... (by seeplus)
by Geckoo
Random numbers (1,2,3)
Hello. I have no questions today, but I need some explanation about this method so as to generate a random number. I made a little test using this code - an alt...
[52 replies] Last: Good coffee is just wasted on this Pleb and villein. (by George P)
How to show an image by a new window by providing char sequence?
Hello guys, in order for me to understand videostreams correctly, i need to know if threre is a way to not save a file into lets say .PNG et ceter and to then...
[3 replies] Last: Just showing pixel data on screen in Windows is dead simple. Basically... (by mbozzi)
How to send real time screenshare over tcp windows socket?
Hello all, i just wondered how i could screenshare over a tcp socket connection. I want the client to send real time pictures to the server, which then disp...
[4 replies] Last: It sounds like you want to re-invent VNC 😏 https://en.wikipedia.... (by kigar64551)
can we change console output to CP_UTF8 but using only C++ standard?
can we change console output to CP_UTF8 but using only C++ standard instead of windows functions? How do we build the locale to specify UTF8 and then imbue that...
[1 reply] : Already answered in your other thread: https://cplusplus.com/forum/win... (by kigar64551)
What is the encoding of CString? (1,2)
CString is a wchar_t based string type; what encoding does it use? how can one translate from CString to std::string? Thanks! Juan
[30 replies] Last: I think this is very platform-specific to Windows and probably can't... (by kigar64551)
can i create a texture line?
we can create a HPEN or HBRUSH. but can i create a HPEN from an image?
[4 replies] Last: If I read correctly or ExtCreatePen() function, with LOGBRUSH::lbHatch... (by Cambalinho)
How to set brightness for one specific monitor
Good day everyone, I'll try my best to describe my issue. I'm writing a software with Visual C++ .Net Framework. Goal is to plug in a monitor, and the software...
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How Can I make my Program Faster? (1,2)
Hi, I have some code for a button Mouse Down Event. When I click the button it takes about 30 seconds before it's code executes. if (listBox1->SelectedInd...
[20 replies] Last: @thmm. That works perefectly thanks! And that link looks really useful... (by Cyclone)
by oddy
How can I run a Unix Shell script Under Windows?
As the title, I have the source code of GCC, and I am going to build GCC using it. However, as everyone knows, script configure is a Unix Shell script, so I c...
[6 replies] Last: Are you building that package to run as a native Windows app, or via c... (by kbw)
by ruzip
Create, Suspend and Resume Windows Threads
I'm looking for a more concise example of using windows threads, even with a main loop just running in a console app where the thread function increments a vari...
[18 replies] Last: I think it's a C vs. C++ thing. In C, the parameter name can not be ... (by kigar64551)
How fixed this error template argument
Hello , code : template<typename T, bool EnableVirtual = true> inline void Write(LPVOID lpAddress, T _tValue) const { if (EnableVirtual) { DWORD dwOldProtec...
[6 replies] Last: [quote=seeplus]Upgrade VS2010 to the latest VS2022. That requires x64... (by George P)
CallWindowProcW When to use
hey everyone i have difficulties in understanding what's going on with UNICODE. example1: I create a listbox with createwindow (not the UNICODE) i subcl...
[2 replies] Last: Something else to consider about ANSI vs. Unicode versions of WinAPI f... (by George P)
by Geckoo
Assembly with C++
I made a little test today in order to understand how to implement some ASM code inside a C++ program. It works as expected. However I notice that at end I have...
[5 replies] Last: I think unless the function is declared with __attribute__((naked)) ,... (by kigar64551)
Hi, I am getting this error when I run my program. When I add more characters to my text box it crashes when I run the program. If I have less characters in the...
[15 replies] Last: Just to follow-up on my question and your answer. The difference is th... (by Ganado)
by oddy
An error when running "make"
As the previous thread, I have installed and tried two types of Unix shell separately: Git Bash and MSYS2. The configuration process is successful, but when I t...
[3 replies] Last: yes that is the standard windows command prompt error message when you... (by jonnin)
TEMP/TMP Folder access
I am doing an GUI for Tortoise SVN with C++ Builder and and i can't find any document to save my file .ini file to my temp->(C:\\User\\Username\\Appdata\\Local\...
[1 reply] : AFAIK, the class TIniFile deals with opening/reading/writing/closing t... (by seeplus)
by hbcpp
Avoid Clear Text Password in Source File
I have an application that has default passwords stored in a variable as clear text in the source file, I read that isn't safe at all. So I want to know what...
[10 replies] Last: Ok thank you for the answer, basing on your suggestions I will try to ... (by hbcpp)
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