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Making a User Controllable Design like in VB

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You know how in Visual Basic you can add combo boxes, textboxes, etc. resize them, move them around, etc.  How do I let users do that in one of my C++ programs?  I want to create text files from what they design, and load text files that have been saved from my program that auto-arange the form and have it fully editable.
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I am not sure about your exact requirements. Do you want to handle your controls at design time or at runtime?
If first, Visual C++ has full dialog design capabilities as Visual Basic.
If last, have a look to this article:
http://www.codeproject.com/dialog/control_positioner.asp
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at run time I want my program users to be able to create forms
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Oh, I see. This is not a trivial task, and there is not a ready-made solution.
You will have to learn some concepts about dinamic dialog/control creation. Have a look to these articles:
http://www.codeproject.com/dialog/dynamicdialog.asp
http://www.codeproject.com/dialog/showhide.asp
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Jaime Olivares earned 1600 total points
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Ok, I think this is what you are looking for:
http://www.codeproject.com/cpp/screendesigner.asp
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