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C++/form view


I have been using vb for a while and having good knowledge of c so i decided to use visual c. But making windows apps is much harder than consol apps. I dont know how to see what buttons and things im making. I know how to select cformview when i generat code, but sometimes i download workspaces (projects) and you cant view the main form, only other forms like the 'about' form or whatever, so when you allready have a project how can you see that main form? feel free to elaborate on the subject, i like any knowledge i can get.


steve , Thank you for your question.

To see your main dialog box, select menu item View, then Workspace. Then click on the Resource View tab. Then click on the plus sign to the left of the project Resources folder icon. Then click on the plus sign to the left of the Dialog folder icon. Then double-click on the name of your main dialog box.

Feel free to ask further questions.

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