VC++ Bulb Designer
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This article discuss about an application called Bulb Designer which is done in VC++....


This article is based on a project called “Bulb Designer”.This project is a simple VC++ application which draws bulb in three different sizes (Small,Medium,Large).Input is received through Dialog box. This project will also show you how to develop a basic VC++ application, and it upgrades Visual Studio 6.0 project in Visual Studio 2005.

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This article assumes that you have some basic knowledge in C++ concepts including class, function, member variable, constructor etc.

Basic Work Flow Diagram

Using the project

You can open the project both in Visual Studio 6.0 and Visual Studio 2005.

To open the project in Visual Studio 6.0:
  1. Open the project folder and explore “.dsw” extension file.
  2. Click “Build All” button to compile the project and then click the “Execute” button to display the output.
  3. You can view and edit the project as the main source code is given in ‘Bulb Designerview and Bulb DesignerDlg' classes.
To open the project in Visual Studio 2005:
  1. Open the project folder and explore “.sln” extension file.
  2. Click “Build Project” button from “Build” Menu to compile the project and then click “Start Debugging” button from “Debug” Menu to display the output.

Points of Interest

Some of the used features and classes of VC++ in this project are: MFC App Wizard, Single Document Interface, SDI Application, CWinApp, CView, CDocument,  CFrameWnd, CString, CDC, CDialog, CComboBox, Visual Studio 6.0, Visual Studio 2005.


09/06/2012 - Article Created

Please download the source code and the associated project binaries form the below link and try experimenting with the source code and binaries.

Bulb Designer Source

Bulb designer Binaries

Joined Date :18-Mar-2012

Posted: 11/06/2012
Good Starting tutorial for a beginner ..


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