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CSTB: code-section's toolbox

Utility C++ code for win32 and more

Created by Adel Amro - http://code-section.com

code-section's toolbox is a small collection of classes and functions which was created and will be updated while working on other projects. A lot of them are for win32 programming. Some components are stand-alone while other components are used to work with some 3rd party libraries.

The toolbox is free for commercial and non-commercial use, with no guarantees or warranties of any kind.

The library consists of the following components:

  • Event: A simple templated Event object. More about it here.
  • Intrusive List and Tree Containers
  • Log Window: A simple log window class. It creates a window which contains an edit control for easy text output in win32 applications. Example:
CSTB::LogWindow Log;
    Log.Create( "FileName.txt", parentWindow );
    Log( "simple string output" );
    Log( "x is %d", x );
    Log( TEXT("s: %s"), sFileName );

    Log( "Array elements: " );
    Log.Indent();
    for( unsigned i=0; i<theArray.length(); i++ )
        Log( "el[%d]: %x", i, theArray[i] );
    Log.Unindent();
    // TODO: return *this from most methods to enable method chaining.
  • Win32Util.h/cpp: This file contains lots of small useful stuff for win32 programming.
  • Window.h/cpp: A window class that wraps win32 windows. It can be used to create new window types (custom controls), or to subclass existing controls.
  • XML.h/cpp: Wrapper around tinyxml2.

    TODO: Add example code

  • SciterWindow.h/cpp: Derived from Window and sciter's event_handler to facilitate working with sciter.