[Tutor] Project help

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sat Oct 13 10:15:30 CEST 2012

On 13/10/12 05:55, Brett Dailey wrote:
> I'm working on a few projects and need some help.

We don;t do homework but we can offer suggestions. But first we need 
more detail.
What is your programming language/version/OS?
What GUI framework are you using?
What is your skill level? Can you use other languages?

> "Credits"
> 1. Create a list of strings. Make sure your program will work with any
> number of strings.

Can you do this bit? If not you are in deep trouble!

> 2. Make this text appear at the bottom of the screen and “crawl” to the
> top.
Can you create a GUI 'screen' - aka window?
Can you make the text appear at the bottom?
Can you make it appear at the middle and top?
Can you make the text disappear?

If so you have all the components you need to do the crawling bit

> The crawl should be at a slow
>       speed (~20 pixels/s) and should run at the same rate on any computer.

Can you program a delay in your GUI framework?

> 3. It should fade from black (near the bottom) to white, and then back
> to black (at the top).

Can you change the colour of text in your GUI?

> 4. The program should end when the user pressed escape or hits the
> “Quit-box”

Can you program commands and bind them to keys/buttons?

> Here's the second one:

Lets deal with one thing at a time...

Alan G
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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