Re: New XP Programming Tutorial - #4
- On Sun Dec 4, 2005 6:05 pm in the cc2-l list, "L. Lee Saunders"
> Everyone,time we
> I've just completed my Fourth tutorial on XP development. This
> start to play with C#! Come on over and take a look at it. I thinkyou
> will be surprised at how easy it is to integrate C# with C++.send and
> Once again, if you find any issues with any of the tutorials, just
> email to the cc2 dev list.Well, I just finished it (after completing the first three the day
> L. Lee Saunders
before) and thought I had a problem, but it turned out I hadn't read
the instructions carefully enough. It worked, but one thing puzzled
me; the C# .dll ended up in the "Release" folder and not the "Debug"
one as predicted. Didn't seem to affect anything, but I'm curious as
to why this happened. I'm new to Visual C++ and C# 2005 Express, and
am unsure about things like changing the default output directory
(which you have mentioned several times in the tutorials, making me
wonder if there is any reason I should want to `;) ).
I would like to make one small suggestion about tutorial one. Please
make it a bit more clear about how big a task it is to download and
install *all* the software needed for XP development. While it's not
very complicated (I learned to like Wizards), it *is* time consuming
and took me most of the day to complete. (I did other things too,
but still wasted a lot of time watching that stupid slider creep
slowly forward with no clear idea how long it was going to take.)
Aside from that, I've found the tutorials clearly written and easy
to understand, and look forward to seeing the next one.
Dalton "hoping the CC3 XP interface isn't too different" Spence
> Dalton "hoping the CC3 XP interface isn't too different" SpenceThe CC3 interface is exactly the same. For some XP's you will need to add
ShowChanges() in order for stuff to be displayed before ending the command.
It is not very common. The add-ons for CC3 has a total of 44 calls to
ShowChanges() and that is a lot of commands (some quite advanced).
CC3 also get some new functionality with bitmaps, filters etc. See previous
>You don't know how relieved that makes me. I'm just getting into XP writing,
>> Dalton "hoping the CC3 XP interface isn't too different" Spence
>The CC3 interface is exactly the same. For some XP's you will need to add
>ShowChanges() in order for stuff to be displayed before ending the command.
>It is not very common. The add-ons for CC3 has a total of 44 calls to
>ShowChanges() and that is a lot of commands (some quite advanced).
>CC3 also get some new functionality with bitmaps, filters etc. See previous
and it's good to know the existing reference material isn't going to be obsolete
before I get up to speed. Speaking of which, is there an XP Toolkit update a
bit more recent than 11/21/2001?
Dalton "who used to be a pretty good programmer" Spence
> Speaking of which, is there an XP Toolkit updateAs long as you do normal stuff with CC2 you will be ok with this toolkit.
> a bit more recent than 11/21/2001?
You have to dwell really deep before you need anything newer for CC2.
For CC3 you will need to update even though you can do a lot of basic stuff
with the old toolkit.