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MartinHschei



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MartinHschei
How is the gui in MenuetOS made?
Is it done by making a graphic template in Photoshop ,or similar, and then showing them at the right time? This seems not likely. Or?

I understand how it's done when making a Windows program using Visual *something*, but when those libraries aint't available; do you make your own? Can C be used to make a gui without any graphic files?


Anyone know of a good book covering "gui programming"?
Post 18 Feb 2008, 09:39
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GUI graphics is just drawing lines, curves, text, and bitmaps etc. on the display.

A fancy button is usually a bitmap being copied, a normal button can be just a set of coloured boxes/lines with text drawn on top.
Post 18 Feb 2008, 09:48
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MartinHschei



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MartinHschei
So if i learn to make graphics i can basically make any interface i want?

And then i can bind functions the to buttons etc.? On ,for example, mouse clicks or movement. I guess that's kinda complicated?
Post 18 Feb 2008, 10:08
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sinsi



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MartinHschei wrote:
I guess that's kinda complicated?

Well, the lines, curves, bitmaps etc. are usually the easy part...it's easy to make a pretty dialog box and have no code to actually do something - I mean look at delphi or vb Laughing
Post 18 Feb 2008, 10:19
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edfed



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buttons are zones.
in these zones, we draw.
and in these zones, we test the cursor and the keyboard.
Post 18 Feb 2008, 11:03
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MartinHschei



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MartinHschei
thanks. helpful.
Post 18 Feb 2008, 11:07
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dosin



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Quote:
Can C be used to make a gui without any graphic files?


Yes, you can use C.. but you still need asm to set the modes...etc...
and then just use a pointer to the video mem to draw..

TurboC:

Code:
void set_mode( int mode_num )
{

    asm{
            //Do something here
           int 0x10
          {

}
    




you can do a simular function in djgpp also
Post 18 Feb 2008, 12:52
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DOS386



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> Can C be used to make a gui without any graphic files?

YES Shocked Any programming language will do ... as long as it lets you place pixels on the screen ... and set a graph mode if none set by default Idea

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Post 19 Feb 2008, 00:02
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edfed



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exact
but here, the problem is to build gui in asm, no?
so, i can help a bit (just a bit cause it's not complete).
it works, and need a patient programmer to obtain results. i'm not patient when coding real programms.
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