Vala makes it incredibly easy to access resources from online. Imagine you would like to access some information from a website. For me, I wanted to download magnetic declination from the NOAA website. I wanted to be able to lookup mag. dec. from a given latitude and longitude. My programming… Continue Reading DataInputStreams – More On Why Vala Is Awesome!

I never recall having an issue with this in Gtkmm, but this had me snookered for a while. Here’s the answer . . . You must connect the response signal of the message dialog to a function that destroys it! Gtk.MessageDialog msg = new Gtk.MessageDialog(window, Gtk.DialogFlags.MODAL, Gtk.MessageType.ERROR, Gtk.ButtonsType.OK, “An important… Continue Reading Vala Message Dialog Won’t Close!