March 13, 1998

Member or Global Function?

Question: I have a function that takes 2 classes as arguments. Should I make the function global or inside the class? If that should be a member function, is there

System Tray

Question: Can you program C++ to allow a program run in the system tray (next to the clock) like VB? If so, is there sample code somewhere? Answer: This task

Queues & Stacks

Question: Though I’ve been programming in C/C++ for several years now, I’ve never understood how to build a queue or stack. I used to resort to some of the included

Pointers’ content reset

Question: I’ve declared a pointer to integer in file A of project. The pointer is also being used by file B of the same project. I discovered that the pointer’s

OnPaint Flickering

Question: I am a high school student using MS VC++ version 5.0 for my school science project. I am loading bitmaps with the StretchBlt function in the OnPaint function to

Adding a help file to an executable

Question: A quick question that should be a quick one for an experienced PB guru. How do you attach/add a help file that was created in Winhelp or any other

Toggling Edit Control Word Wrap

Question: I have an OWL application in C++. I need to be able to switch in run-time between wordwrap and no-wordwrap text in the Editor window. How can I do

System calls for Clearing Screen

Question: Right now i’m still learning Visual C++, version 4.0. It may seem like the easiest thing in batch or Basic languages, but I can’t figure out how to clear