What project type is best for this application?
I have the source for an old SSI emulator for website development. It is written in C using Visual studio 6. I want to convert it to C++ Visual Studio 2008.
I started using a Windows Forms Application, but I’m not sure that was the best approach. Here is basically how I expect the process to run.
The process starts by reading in an INI file that has a list of websites and associated directories. At the top of the page/form is a dropdown box where you chose from the list of previously worked on websites, or select “New Site”. New Site should pop up a window that allows you to chose a name for the site and also browse to the Directory where the site exists on your PC. When the pop-up closes, if the name already exists, a new pop up displays the old and new directories and asks if you want to change the directory associated with the name, or change the name.
You use whatever web editing software you prefer to change a few pages, and when done, click the “Update” button on the new program and it will extract the SSI files from whatever files you edited and copy the changes to all of the other files. There is a lot more to it, but you get the drift.
There is also a large feedback text box to display what was done during the update operation.
So, I tried creating the process as a form, but can’t figure out how to have the form pop up a menu, and also the correct way to initialize the process. I add code to the form1.h file, then every time I make a change to the form1.h [Design], all of my changes are destroyed.
I’ve looked for tutorials on line, but can’t seem to find any that go beyond creating a basically empty project. I know C and C++. I’ve written a lot of behind the scene programs that run as services and console aps. It’s the GUI that has me baffled.
Any advice would be welcomed.