Hi,
I have developed a lot console applications in C++ using Visual Studio Express and I am curious how much effort it would be to wrap them with a ultra simple GUI? Do I have to purchase MFC or code hunded of pages in order to accomplish this in C++ using my IDE? I don't need anything fancy. Thanks for any input in this matter.

well if your using a microsoft complier the mfc is included im not quite sure about the other compliers though. i havent tried making an mfc program in anything other than microsoft visuall c++ 6.0 but with that complier it is very easy to create a simply visual c++ program using the mfc.

Making the gui is not vary hard. Learning how to make it however may take effort. If you want to make a simple gui without learning too much, consider using a gui builder. This wikipedia page may be useful. Good luck.

it may not be hard to make GUI applications, but it takes:
- Effort to learn Win32 API
- There is usually considerable amount of time needs to be spent on the layout of various dialogs and / or dialog controls.

it may not be hard to make GUI applications, but it takes:
- Effort to learn Win32 API
- There is usually considerable amount of time needs to be spent on the layout of various dialogs and / or dialog controls.

Ever heard of wxWidgets ?
(as already mentioned in one of the previous posts).

Ever heard of wxWidgets ?
(as already mentioned in one of the previous posts).

It makes little difference to the time and effort spent on the visual layout.

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