June 16, 1998

Programming in in Win32

Question: I have taken two semesters of C++ and feel pretty confident about the whole OOP aspect of things. I have a good understanding of all the fundamentals of C++.

Compilation Errors

Question: What is an “lvalue”? How does it relate to “rvalue”? Answer: An lvalue is simply a value on the left side of an expression, and an rvalue is a

Stay on Bottom Forms

Question: Is there a way to make a window like the Stay on Top window, but make it stay behind? For example, if you click on the desktop it does


Question: I am thinking of learning C++, and I have not yet looked into it. Why would one choose to code in C++ instead of any other language? What is

VID 1 Environment Mystifying

Question: I have been doing VB since 1.0, and Frontpage since 1.1, however VID’s IDE has me mystified. What book would you recomend. I am at a total loss.Syd Answer:

Text Orientation in a Bitmap

Question: How is it possible to write a vertical text (with TextOut procedure) in a bitmap (Delphi 2)? Answer: I know how to do this with a TLabel descendant, but

Running other apps from a C++ app

Question: I recently started programming with Borland C++ Builder and the help files aren’t much help at all. I would like to know what the code is for executing another

Mixing delete and delete[]

Question: I am programming with Visual C++ 5.0 and the class library StarView from StarDivision.Looking at the Source from StarView, I found bad code: void** p = new (void*)[100];…delete p;

Hex system

Question: I am trying to create a program that will log HTML color schemes to a file, and I can’t get C++ to count in hex. I looked in the