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    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
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    Re: WrittingSoftware??

    Do you mean you want to learn 'programming'?
    What exactly would you like to do?

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    Re: WrittingSoftware??

    Do you mean you want to learn 'programming'?

    Yes.I would like to be able to write/ make gadgets for my side bar for a start and move on from there ??

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    Re: WrittingSoftware??

    Computer "programming" means choosing a "language" that you want to LEARN and that means "software." So, I'd like to suggest you look at AutoIt v3 - Automate and Script Windows Tasks - For Free! It is Vista compatible and <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> so it seems a good place to start.

    Languages such as Visual Basic and C++ are others.

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    Re: WrittingSoftware??

    Thanks Al.
    I think i may have opened a can of worms!! but you have to start some ware.

    Gus..

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    Re: WritingSoftware??

    I'll move this thread to the Software forum and see if someone can offer more advice - otherwise Googling on
    <code>write gadgets</code>

    brings up just over 36,000,000 suggestions - such as How To Write Gadgets - to start you off <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    WritingSoftware??

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Leif on 25-Nov-08 12:14. to correct spelling in subject line which may help a future search.)</P>I would like to learn to write software are there any teaching programs out there ?
    I have had a look o the web but am not sure what I am looking fore.I need something for the beginner.

    Gus..

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    Re: WrittingSoftware??

    If you want to create gadgets for the Windows Vista sidebar, consider Microsoft's free "Express" line of software development tools. You can read about them, and associated tutorials, here: http://www.microsoft.com/express/. The advantage of using these tools is you get a very helpful editing environment (compared with, say, Notepad). And there is an active support community on Microsoft's forums. The disadvantage is that you will be relying on components that generally do not work well on other platforms, such as MacOS or Linux, but that might not be relevant to your project. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: WrittingSoftware??

    Thank you all for your help.

    Gus..

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