TilePuzzle Sample: Demonstrates Interoperability Between C# and C++
The TilePuzzle sample demonstrates several major Visual C++ features:
The sample is comprised of components implemented with several new technologies: C++, C#, and the new COM-related attributes.
The sample demonstrates interoperability between managed components (written with C++ and C#) and native components (written with C++ using COM attributes).
The sample implements a basic puzzle game called the Tile Puzzle. The sample loads a bitmap, splits the bitmap into any number of tiles (determined by the user), and randomizes the individual tiles. The user then solves the puzzle by sliding individual tiles around until the original picture is displayed. In addition to these features, the sample has the ability to solve the puzzle using heuristic search algorithms written in C++ and the .NET Framework classes.
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To access samples from Visual Studio
On the Help menu, click Samples.
By default, these samples are installed in drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Samples\.
For the most recent version of this sample and a list of other samples, see Visual Studio Samples on the MSDN Web site.
To build and run TilePuzzle using Visual Studio
In the Visual Studio IDE, load the solution file PUZZLE.sln.
In Solution Explorer, right-click the PUZZLE solution.
On the shortcut menu, click Build Solution.
On the Debug menu, click Start.
After the project builds successfully, try to solve the puzzle yourself.
The sample demonstrates the following classes: