Ok, im doing win32 programming and begining to figure things out. I just want to know howto do a couple basic things. Although it does'nt really matter too much I am compiling using Mingw 3. All sample programs built for MS vC++ have compiled fine. I am hard coding all the events and everything although as noted below i want to use dialogs.
What i want to know includes:
Utilize and use a dialog interface compiled with resource compiler in my code.
Access\Alter a controls properties [I know a bunch of api calls that can manipulate certain properties, but i want like the -> or . funcitons so i can directly access properties of a control.] Or is this done using the Getmessage and Sendmessage? How do i use them to do this?
If its not too complex access to Active X would also be nice. Im not using MFC. Im rather new to c++ but have a pretty solid base. If someone built a sample application it would be nice for them to include howto put a value from one textbox to another, howto add items to a listbox, and howto set common form properties. I would sacrifice much of this if i just knew howto use dialog resources from my code.