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Suggestions on what Control(s) to use.

Posted on 2004-10-27
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Last Modified: 2010-04-23
Ive written quite a few standard windows apps in .NET, but ive never really played with game programming, since my dog ate all my Connect-4 pieces not very long ago, I figured that writing a Connect-4 app would be a nice place to kick things off.  Before ive written even one line of code for it im mildly boggled at which control im going to use, none of the standard ones seem like they'll do the job, so it may be a custom control i end up using.

So some general suggestions on which grids or other controls may do the trick, either a standard one im missing, or misusing, if your suggesting custom controls, it would be preferable that they are cheap and/or free for non commerical apps

Question by:jazduck
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by:Mike Tomlinson
Mike Tomlinson earned 800 total points
ID: 12430486
You can do the entire app in a PictureBox by drawing the board and the pieces ,and then reacting accordingly to mouse moves and mouse clicks for the PictureBox.

You can create a class to represent the pieces and pass a reference to the PictureBox into them so they can paint themselves at their current position.  Store all the instances of the pieces in an ArrayList.  When the mouse moves or is clicked on the PictureBox, you can iterate the pieces in the ArrayList and query each on to determine if they are being acted upon by the user.

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armoghan earned 800 total points
ID: 12431627
connect -4 is a simple game,
yuo dont need high grphics or even picture box in it. You can just use square Labels or buttons and on click change the Background Color

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Expert Comment

ID: 12431651
see this example if you need to use much graphics, lay one image over the other

Author Comment

ID: 12541342
Sorry for the long delay in replying.  Went on holiday, now im back ill finalise within a few days once ive had a play with both your ideas.


Author Comment

ID: 12611112
Thanks guys, got a few ideas off both of you and have a semi-working version.
I upped points a few and will split.


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