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C++ MessageBox() and showing interger variables

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I am trying to use messagebox() like msgbox(), but harder then I think. I have tried many variations online, but not actually show me the values

int var1 = 10

int var2 = 20

I want to have the message box show the two values along with text explaining which number is showing

sudocode

showstring = 'Variable 1 ' & var1 & ' variable 2 ' & var2

messagebox(NULL, showstring)

How do I go about doing this? Any links or code would be helpful - Thanks

EDIT

Update title to reflect that this is a function for C++

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nitekram,

And what exactly is "Messagebox"? A UDF? A third-party exe? :huh:

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oh, so sorry...guess I forgot that important part.

C++ MessageBox() function


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

nitekram,

In that I case I make my excuses and leave..... :whistle:

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Edited by Melba23
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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
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StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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I use sprintf to create a string for MessageBox ().


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I use sprintf to create a string for MessageBox ().

I have tried that, but always get an error - stating that the variables are mix matched, something about LPCWSTR

here is what I have tried

char text1[] = "hello world";

MessageBox(NULL, text1, NULL, NULL);

ERROR:

C2664: 'MessageBoxW' : cannot convert parameter 2 from 'char [12]' to 'LPCWSTR'

I have also used

sprintf (string, var1); // is that right,

and get similar error, not at my computer right now, so cannot get the exact error, but has LPCWSTR conflict

I have seen so many examples online, it seems someone would have created a function like our MsgBox() in AutoIt, where it just prints it in the msgbox - duh...all this just to find out what the variables values are showing. I know there must be a better way, but I have not touched C++ in many years, and when I did it was all DOS, no windows and no IDE


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Try:

char *text1 = "hello world";

Edit:

You will be fine with this:

int i = 123456;
char text[128];
sprintf(text, "Here goes the number: %d", i);
MessageBox(NULL, text, "", MB_OK);
Edited by D4RKON3

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I will try that, but think I have tried that one as well...I should have come better repaired, with all the code I have tried. I got so pissed, I was commenting out the one from before, then trying a new one, then commenting out that one...uninstalled and reinstalled studio express, as the path for include seemed to not be working, even though I tried running the vsvar32.bat (or something like that in the tools folder), but did not work. Then I deleted everything and started looking again. There just seems that, everyone has an idea, but none of them worked for mean and there were lots of them ie stringstream


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Simply change the character set of your project to "Multi-Byte Character Set" and all of the above codes will work.

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

noob (I am, not you) - I know where the properties are for the project, but where would I set/change that setting, under what tab (for lack of a better term, as they are on the side of the screen)

And thanks for everyone's help...I so wish that there was a forum, similar to this one, for C++, with all the same great helping people. Most of the threads I found, reminded me of some people hoarding the info...they would say, "look up stringf and find out what parameters it takes, and you will be good" - right?

thanks again, cannot wait to get back on my computer and see if I can get this to work

Edit, made it clear that I am the noob

Edited by nitekram

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also, I added the include to the C/C++ other include directories, is that a bad thing? As, like I said, I never seen the changes for the OS Path, to show the folders to include the files coming from the Include directory. And that batch file in the tools directory, did not appear to do anything, even though I looked at the file, and it would seem like it would do what was described, add all the paths to the environmental path of the OS.


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"Everybody catches up with everyone, eventually" 

"As you teach others, you are really teaching yourself."

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"Do not worry about yesterday, as the only thing that you can control is tomorrow."

 

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I don't know which version of visual studio you are using, but in my 2010 ultimate it's right here:

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all that time spent (4+ hours - trying different things from all over the net), and it was a configuration issue - wtf...cannot wait to get home and see if this works, I thank you if it works, and I thank you for your time if it does not. I got about 4 hours left before I can check it out, but will report as soon as I can


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"As you teach others, you are really teaching yourself."

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Actually it's not an issue, it's something with Windows APIs.

There is some macros like TEXT() and L()... BTW, the previous post will do the job for you.

And your welcome.

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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

nitekram,

And what exactly is "Messagebox"? A UDF? A third-party exe? :huh:

M23

I can see you've never coded in C++ before (with the Windows API).

It's a function from the Windows API, pretty much the same one Autoit uses, just different syntax.

Edited by DatMCEyeBall

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I can see you've never coded in C++ before (with the Windows API).

It's a function from the Windows API, pretty much the same one Autoit uses, just different syntax.

And you have?

Melba23 is pretty much aware of this fact, but didn't want to second guess the OP in case they were using something else. 


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Actually it's not an issue, it's something with Windows APIs.

There is some macros like TEXT() and L()... BTW, the previous post will do the job for you.

And your welcome.

So, making the configuration change, plus your code, I was finally able to get what I wanted. Thanks again for your help

All by me:

"Sometimes you have to go back to where you started, to get to where you want to go." 

"Everybody catches up with everyone, eventually" 

"As you teach others, you are really teaching yourself."

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"Do not worry about yesterday, as the only thing that you can control is tomorrow."

 

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