September 16th, 2002, 05:23 PM
know of any GUI programming books?
books and even some classes i've taken never really teach programming for GUIs, they just teach console programs like simple numbers and what not.
know any good books for C++ GUI?
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September 16th, 2002, 05:30 PM
If you want to use MFC, then I highly recommend "Programming Windows with MFC (2nd ed.)" by Jeff Prosise.
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September 16th, 2002, 05:35 PM
There are no really good books for C++ GUI other than things for Visual C++. You need to actually just tool around with stuff to learn how to build the GUI. I suggest using wxWindows. This is what I have been using lately and it is the best I have come across yet.
This site below is a good source for GUI tools.
If you are a windows user then definatly try wxWindows. Use it with Dev C++ off of SourceForge.net and then download the plugin. All the installs are packaged w/setup.exe so installation will be easy.
Also wxWindows comes with a very descriptive help feature and a lot of source code highlighting how to do particular tasks.
It has a sharp learning curve for newbies, but all good wrappers do.
September 16th, 2002, 08:22 PM
You could try using Borland C++ Builder. They have a trial edition on Borland's Site. It is a very powerful RAD tool and all the books that are available for it have extensive documention about using the various GUI components that it comes with.