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reply "Julie M. Holton" <mommyof5 sbcglobal.net> writes:
Hello All,

I am a tradional VB developer and come to you folks with my hat in my hand.
I have a need to learn c++ and its variants and begin development for a GUI
application for Mac OS X, Win32, and Linux.  To me that sounds like a great
feat.  It would seem to me that most of the functionality would be similar
and just implemented differently.  The application that I will be writting
is a Line-of-Business application for my company.

Functionality that I believe I would need.

GUI interface supporting standard buttons, listview, treeview, textbox (with
validation support), checkboxes, etc
Socket Support - The server will be on a W2K server
SSL support, I believe I can use Open SSL for this part
Reporting, I believe I can use Crystal for this part
An Initial Distribution methodology
Update methodology

The focus of this application is data entry and reporting.


My question to any of you is, were do I begin?  I know I have a lot of catch
up to do, and do not have time to go to a series of classes.  Can I do the
development for all three platforms on my W2K box, or must I make a build on
each platform.


Thanks in Advance



Matthew Holton
Sep 22 2003
parent Jan Knepper <jan smartsoft.us> writes:
Since you want to target 3 slightly <g> difference platforms I would 
suggest you start with www.wxwindows.org and the newsgroup here 
news://news.digitalmars.com/c++.wxwindows

If used well you should be able to develop on one platform and at least 
have a relatively easy port to others.

Than of course depending on your knowledge of C++ and C study the language.

HTH



Julie M. Holton wrote:
 Hello All,
 
 I am a tradional VB developer and come to you folks with my hat in my hand.
 I have a need to learn c++ and its variants and begin development for a GUI
 application for Mac OS X, Win32, and Linux.  To me that sounds like a great
 feat.  It would seem to me that most of the functionality would be similar
 and just implemented differently.  The application that I will be writting
 is a Line-of-Business application for my company.
 
 Functionality that I believe I would need.
 
 GUI interface supporting standard buttons, listview, treeview, textbox (with
 validation support), checkboxes, etc
 Socket Support - The server will be on a W2K server
 SSL support, I believe I can use Open SSL for this part
 Reporting, I believe I can use Crystal for this part
 An Initial Distribution methodology
 Update methodology
 
 The focus of this application is data entry and reporting.
 
 
 My question to any of you is, were do I begin?  I know I have a lot of catch
 up to do, and do not have time to go to a series of classes.  Can I do the
 development for all three platforms on my W2K box, or must I make a build on
 each platform.
 
 
 Thanks in Advance
 
 
 
 Matthew Holton
 
 

-- ManiaC++ Jan Knepper
Sep 22 2003