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#1 iNko

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:46 AM

Hi, i have an assigment to make a "reminder" software that reads data from a database and displays the info on the computer screen.. I have made the database and now i need to start programming the software.

For the start, i just need to make something installable on the computer, that it would appear in the windows startup menu (i mean that it should run itself everytime the computer gets turned on), and it would have an icon in the bottom right corner (next to the clock). Also it should display some (any) message when i click on the icon near the clock (or w/o the click)..

Note, i have never done anything like this, so i have no idea with what software or with what language i should make this happen..

So yeah, any advice on where and with what i should start, would be greatly appreciated.

#2 ignace

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:36 AM

.NET is your friend. Create a symlink in the startup directory to make it automagically start when the computer is turned on.

#3 iNko

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:57 AM

Thx, ill look into it

#4 iNko

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:48 AM

Can i make my program with Visual C# 2010 Express? I couldn't really find anything about .NET that would help me, it also looks a lot more complicated than C#..

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:07 AM

C# and VB are both part of the .NET framework. So claiming that .NET is more difficult then C# is ridiculous.

To answer your question: C# is perfectly fine and the Visual C# Express IDE is a perfect fit to program it in.

Edited by ignace, 02 November 2012 - 04:11 AM.


#6 Christian F.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:21 AM

C++ with Qt is a good solution too, as it'll allow the application to be cross-platform compatible. However, just about any language in which you can create a GUI would be fine, so just pick the one you like the best and feel the most comfortable with.
Just make sure that the GUI part isn't just tacked on as a rushed afterthought.
Keeping it simple.

#7 jaycookies

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

VB.net is also very good to make this and you can do easily what you pretend to.

#8 codydaig

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

C# and C++ are going to be your friend. (C# is a lot easier to program a visual program in versus lines of text showing up in a command prompt window which is great with C++)




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