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From Scratch: TanGram on Windows

Issue: 3.2 (November/December 2004)
Author: William Leshner
Author Bio: William Leshner has been programming for twenty-five years and programming Macs for fifteen. He has spent a good deal of the last several years building REALbasic applications, utilities, and plugins, including KidzMail, KidzLog, and SQLitePluginPro.
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Introduction

This is the fifth of six articles in which we are building a puzzle game called TanGram. As you may recall from the previous articles, Tangram is a game where players drag around polygonal shapes and arrange them to make pictures. As a challenge, players are presented with pre-created pictures that they must recreate, and players can also save their own pictures to challenge their friends.

One of REALbasic's strengths is cross-platform development, and in this article I want to show just how easy it is to move TanGram to Windows. We will only have time to tackle a few of the problems that come up when building an application for more than one platform, but you should get some idea of the kinds of things to be looking for. You'll also get to see some of the tools that REALbasic provides for cross-platform development.

Running on Windows

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