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mdog1234
04-08-2003, 10:07 PM
I want to make my current opengl app a gui and I want to use mfc. I hate the way 3rd party gui builders like glui, fltk, gtk look. They just look cheap. I also want to learn mfc for other reasons. Does anyone know where I can get some good tutorials on mfc (particularly using VS.NET) or any good books.

[This message has been edited by mdog1234 (edited 04-09-2003).]

Questions Burner
04-08-2003, 11:10 PM
How about Qt?

I personally hate MFC because it's too dependent on VCPP and it generates too many "dirty" codes.

shinpaughp
04-08-2003, 11:14 PM
A good source for all kinds of source code and tutorials for any MS coding is http://www.codeproject.com . And, you can always try Google.

Deiussum
04-09-2003, 04:26 AM
http://www.codeguru.com is also a decent source for MFC information and examples.

mdog1234
04-09-2003, 05:23 AM
Originally posted by Questions Burner:
How about Qt?

I personally hate MFC because it's too dependent on VCPP and it generates too many "dirty" codes.

What is Qt and what do you mean by dirty codes? DO you mean that its not fast? Not robust?

line72
04-09-2003, 07:37 AM
qt is the library that KDE uses (www.trolltech.com) I can't believe you like MFC over gtk2 !! I'll admit that GTK1 sucked, but GTK2 is very professional looking.

nexusone
04-09-2003, 07:52 AM
Originally posted by mdog1234:
What is Qt and what do you mean by dirty codes? DO you mean that its not fast? Not robust?



I think one good point is that Qt has multiplatform support, Windoz, Mac, Linux.

Qt is like the MFC, except crossplatform, so any application written with Qt will run about anywhere.

Qt for Windows, requires you have VC6++, no gcc support as of yet at least on the free version.
Qt for Linux is supported of gcc.

mdog1234
04-09-2003, 08:12 AM
Originally posted by line72:
qt is the library that KDE uses (www.trolltech.com) I can't believe you like MFC over gtk2 !! I'll admit that GTK1 sucked, but GTK2 is very professional looking.

I didn't say I like MFC but it seems to be the only way to write good windows apps without downloaing 3rd party stuff. I wish makinf windows apps with c++ was as easy as visual basic. I looked at some apps using gtk2 and I still have to say that while it looks professional it still looks like a linux envrironment which in my opinion looks bad compared to windows. If I were making a cross platform app I would use gtk2.

line72
04-09-2003, 08:19 AM
I agree, by default it is more Linux like and doesn't fit into Windows. But it can be themed : )
http://gtk-wimp.sourceforge.net/

mdog1234
04-09-2003, 08:21 AM
I see it looks better after its been themed thank you