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Grid of black/white squares (Game of Life)

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I've been wanting to have a go at writing the game of life for a while now, and after some rough planning and psuedocode, I'd like to give it a go in autoit. The main problem I have is I'm not sure how to create the squares. The only experience I have with creating GUIs is just the bog-standard Windows controls. Any suggestions on this?

Also, has anyone on here tried this before? I did a quick search but nothing relevant came up. Just curious.

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Hi,

You could use Labels to make a grid and set the color of the labels as needed.

#include <StaticConstants.au3>

HotKeySet("{ESC}", "_Exit")

Global $x, $y, $iSqare[442]

GUICreate("test", 420, 420)
For $i = 1 To 441
    $iSqare[$i] = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", $x, $y, 20, 20)
    If Not Mod($i, 2) Then
        GUICtrlSetBkColor($iSqare[$i], 0x000000)
    Else
        GUICtrlSetBkColor($iSqare[$i], 0xffffff)
    EndIf
    If Not Mod($i, 21) Then
        $x = 0
        $y += 20
    Else
        $x += 20
    EndIf
Next
GUISetState()

While 1
    Sleep(1000)
    For $i = 1 To 441
        GUICtrlSetStyle($iSqare[$i], $SS_GRAYFRAME)
    Next
    Sleep(1000)
    For $i = 1 To 441
        GUICtrlSetStyle($iSqare[$i], $GUI_SS_DEFAULT_LABEL)
    Next
WEnd

Func _Exit()
    Exit
EndFunc   ;==>_Exit

Sorry I haven't any clue about the game your wanting to replicate, sounds like a lot of math.

My math skill is minimal so it's not something I could approach myself :blink:

Cheers

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Oh, boy. You have a hell of a job at your hands! While ago I was involved in Game Of Life development in C and we kept running into serious performance troubles every now and then with grids larger than 100x100 (and this is where GOL starts being interesting). A powerful CA will be difficult enough in AutoIt as it lacks native hashing routines and then comes GUI... well, GUI with a static grid isn't actually that complicated but let me give you this advice: don't use any controls for cells - you would produce a huge drain of system resources, take something like GraphGDIPlus or OpenGL to draw the grid directly.


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Thanks for the replies guys. No, I won't be using controls for cells, but that's the only experience I have, so I wasn't sure of the alternatives. I'll look into GraphGDIPlus and OpenGL.

And thanks for the link to someone else's attempt.

A side question, in case anyone here has experience: Does anyone know of any good online tutorials or other help to begin learning C?

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