I did some quick searches of google and daniweb, but i cannot find anything on how i can do this.
instead of a long and probably misunderstood explanation i have this:
is a falling sand game.
list at right can change whenever a new text file is loaded.
text files can be loaded.
click button in menu and new window pops up that shows the text file, which can then be edited and saved, which will also change the list.
when text file is loaded the program re-organizes the list and completely changes the way that the sand(and whatever else is there) works.
the slider at the bottom controls the size of drawing.
clear button clears as the pause button pauses (name=function yay).
and finally my main point the top left box of black and colors is all drawn using pixels and text of the position of the mouse, and the stuff under it.
huh, not so short...
so i am basically trying to take the program i wrote in java, and rewrite it in VC++, to make it faster and to help me learn some stuff about VC++ :)
if you need more info about the program, including source it is hosted on my site (in my signature). the source is in my optimizing code thread in the java forum. man, i hope this stuff isn't snipped, it may help people solve my problem
thanks, if any of this stuff is already covered somewhere please point me to it.
thanks in advance