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Posted 21 Jan 2004

Yet another Conway's game of Life

, 21 Jan 2004
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Consider this program as a demo for GDI+


Here is another Conway's game of life.

Points of Interest

Please, consider this project as a sample for GDI+. This project also provides the following techniques:

  • Shows a possible MFC way to use a thread to draw the content of the board. See DrawThread method in the CLifeWnd class.
  • A convenient random class. See CRandom class.
  • A convenient NONCLIENTMETRICS class wrapper. See CNonClientMetrics class.
  • A GDI+ version of Draw3dRect and some variants
  • Dialog box(es)' size is recalculated according to the font defined in the control panel (DoModal is overloaded in the base classes). See CBaseDialog and CResizableBaseDialog classes.
  • ResizableLib from Paolo Messina has been used to manage the resizing of dialogs on the fly. Thanks to him for his useful set of classes.


There are maybe bugs around. Just signal them to me. I'll try to handle them.


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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
kiswa0027-Aug-09 10:55
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Questionwhere is your article ?? Pin
toxcct1-Apr-05 2:46
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QuestionConway's game of life??? Pin
Jubjub22-Jan-04 12:05
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AnswerRe: Conway's game of life??? Pin
bouli22-Jan-04 20:15
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