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Thread: C++ or JAVA for controlling winamp? (long)

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    Originally posted by Gutter
    VB6 = $42.96

    http://www.provantage.com/scripts/go.dll/-s/fp_18695

    Maybe even cheaper with a student discount at some places.

    Using parts of my sourcecode and the flash frontend you made, it should be pretty easy. You'll probably grasp VB a lot faster than C++.
    You might also want to try Eclipse, which is IBM's open source Integrated Development Environment. It supports Java, C++, and lots of other languages. Oh, and it's FREE.

    Check it out:

    http://www.eclipse.org/

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    i have absolutely no C++ experience, and i'm sure i could learn it overnight


    Heheheh,
    I would say that i am pretty proficient in C++ however i have been learning it for a year and a half now....
    good luck overnight. The Java experience will help a treat though!

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    lol... that was a typo.... i mean`t couldn`t instead of could..... anyway, thanx 4 the input, i`ll post when i get the software functional...

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    Whichever language you use, you'll probably want to talk to Winamp using the message system that Nullsoft created for Winamp 2.XX. It's pretty nasty and badly planned, but it works alright.

    You'll need to use SendMessage() for this, so this leaves you with Visual C++, C Builder, Delphi or VB. Take a look here for Nullsoft's notes on how to talk to Winamp using SendMessage:
    http://www.winamp.com/nsdn/winamp2x/dev/sdk/api.jhtml

    I'm writing a frontend in VB for my carmp3 project.. It's a bit more complicated than most. It's designed for a 40x2 HD44780 LCD through the parallel port, and has code to talk to it. It also has a simple playlist scroller, playlist builder, and also talks to MBM to read the CPU temp. If there's enough interest i can upload the source somewhere if anyone wants to read through it... It's fairly complicated though.

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    Originally posted by starfox
    [B]Whichever language you use, you'll probably want to talk to Winamp using the message system that Nullsoft created for Winamp 2.XX. It's pretty nasty and badly planned, but it works alright.
    its not that bad!! its the windows API, all apps that include one use 'sendmessage' anyway..... learn to love it!!

    once u get your code libary of VB code to run winamp programmed correctly it works a treat...
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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