RE: [cc2-dev-l] Re: Encouraging XP development
- Chris Conboy is writing one of these in Visual Basic.
A few thoughts from a new "developer":
One thing I'd love to see is a menu/toolbar manager. I
don't know if that can be accomplished via an XP, but
I'd love to see it. It would save me a lot of work writing
my own. ;-)
For the campaign manager, the database should
be XML-based so that users can add to the basic
schema if they want. The file format/schema should
be publically available. IMO, proprietary databases like
Access should not even be under consideration - not
everyone has Access.
On SourceForge: they are nice, but not without problems.
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- I'm willing to be a guinea pig. :)
Tutorials on how to make an XP would be good too.
Anna M. Dobritt
Cartography Unlimited for RPGs
--- In email@example.com, "L. Lee Saunders" <saunderl@h...>
> The Microsoft .Net Framework has been our since 2002. When it was
> released I tried to integrate it with CC2. Building an unmanagedC++ dill
> (XP) that ran under CC2 was simple but trying to call managed C# orVB.Net
> code from an unmanaged dll was out of the range of most casualprogrammers
> (Or full time programmers, like myself, that only wanted to do thisfor a
> hobby and not for work.)of the
> But now with the release of the 2.0 version of the Framework, most
> interop issues are fixed so it is quite simple.CC2 XP
> Microsoft is giving away the scaled down version of there IDE at:
> You can download the C#, the VB and the C++ editions! To create a
> dll you will also need to download (for free) the Win32 SDK, butthat is
> explained on the C++ express edition page.between
> I've rewritten the random name generator XP that I did as a bridge
> C++ and VB6, in C#. It works flawlessly. This opens up the easeof use C#
> for things like database access and forms programming. It does notget the
> programmer out of having to learn the CC2 entites database andfunctions
> though. Maybe a bridge can be created later but not now.XP's on this
> So, is there enough interest in writing hybrid C++/C# or VB.Net
> list for some tutorials? (I'll also need one or two guinea pigs aswell)
> Or, should we, as members of the list, concentrate on writing XP's
> and helping new programmers up the C++ learning curve?
> L. Lee Saunders