Choosing a compiler: Use
Choose | Select External Compiler and choose the one you
have. Other compilers can be added by editing the file
restarting wxHatch. Please send patches to me Chris Elliott,
Set the wxWidgets directory: Use Choose | Select wxWidgets Directory and browse to the appropriate directory
Choosing a new project: This provides a selection box for the type of project (e.g. text application, drawing/imaging application, list box application, new dialog) and the project will be placed in a new directory with the selected name. wxHatch will put files in this directory; initally it will contain
The code files are parsed to generate a menu window and these are shown in the main frame. The code windows behave like standard editing panes. Other text files, eg the makefiles, can also be loaded independently.
Compiling and running a
project: Use the Make menu, and choose Make to build the
project. This will produce a makefile for the compiler selected.
Now choose Make | Run to execute the program. Initially, this
produces a blank window, colored green, with no menus and which
responds to no mouse events. It can be closed by clicking in the
top right corner;
The power of wxHatch comes from the ease with which menus and dialogs can be added, or mouse events handled in the window as
described in Step Two