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Windows API Programming The Same Thing?

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Yall do not get what I have been asking for since the last 2-4 days do you. When I mean Windows Programming, I mean making Windows programs/applications. That''s all that I''m talking about. So now that you understand what I''m talking about, please answer the following questions: Question 1: Where would be the best place for me to go & get some tutoriald or some e-books on making Windows applications using C++? Question 2: Also, is Windows API Programming the same thing as making Windows applications? Question 3: And after I get a good understanding out C++, what''s next?

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1) like said many times, winprog.org and msdn.microsoft.com

2) Windows API/Win32 API is the API used to make windows applications. So yes, making windows applications = Windows API (MFC, VCL etc are actually wrappers around the Win32 API)

3) If you want to make games for windows, then it''s the Win32 API. You could also try SDL. It will open a window for you when you initialize it''s video subsystem and works on virtually any platform available.

Hope this helps

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We _have_ been answering your questions, but here I go again:
    #1    Winprog.org is a good place to start.
    #2    The Win32 API is what you use to make Windows Applications.
    #3    You need a good understanding of C++ before you even start making Win32 Applications.

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I''m sorry, but it is CLEAR (after reading his bazillons posts that all look the same) that this guy do NOT want to learn anything by himself. I''m sure if you bought him the best book on programming, he would just sit on it to eat his kix cereals and wonder why he still can''t make shockmachines) ... so you can continue to feed him or stop... the choice is obvious

On a lighter note, rodneyldixon, you said:

" When I mean Windows Programming, I mean making Windows programs/applications. That''s all that I''m talking about. "

I have the final answer to your question. What you are looking for is Visual Basic. I AM NOT kidding, try it and I''m sure you''ll have a lot of fun with it. It''s easy, it makes windows program very easily, there is TONs of support for it. You can find plenty of tutorials on the web for it. TRY IT YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.


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I think the problem here isn''t that WE don''t understand what you''re talking about, but that YOU don''t understand what YOU are talking about.

You''ve asked about making Windows Aplications, there have been countless replies to your post, suggesting you to go to WinProg.org, MSDN, etc. THAT is the way to write Windows Programs in C/C++.

You think we pull applications out of our arse? Mutter some arcane chant and a game appears? NO, we don''t. We spend hours planning, designing, coding, and sadly, debugging as well.

Now go finish your book on C++ and then go to those sites that were mentioned if you''re unwilling to buy a book on Windows Programming.

And if you''re wondering what book is good for Windows programming, so here''s a short list, ranked by usefulness.

1) Programming Windows by Charles Petzold.
2) Windows 2000 Programming From The Ground Up by Herb Schildt.

There are many other books out there, but I doubt you''ll be able to handle them just yet. So sit down, and read your C++ book first.

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quote:
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I think the problem here isn''t that WE don''t understand what you''re talking about, but that YOU don''t understand what YOU are talking about.

You''ve asked about making Windows Aplications, there have been countless replies to your post, suggesting you to go to WinProg.org, MSDN, etc. THAT is the way to write Windows Programs in C/C++.

You think we pull applications out of our arse? Mutter some arcane chant and a game appears? NO, we don''t. We spend hours planning, designing, coding, and sadly, debugging as well.

Now go finish your book on C++ and then go to those sites that were mentioned if you''re unwilling to buy a book on Windows Programming.

And if you''re wondering what book is good for Windows programming, so here''s a short list, ranked by usefulness.

1) Programming Windows by Charles Petzold.
2) Windows 2000 Programming From The Ground Up by Herb Schildt.

There are many other books out there, but I doubt you''ll be able to handle them just yet. So sit down, and read your C++ book first.


The website for winprog.com is exactly what I am looking for, but
what is the exact website for the msdn tutorials?

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http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp

the only reason i''m telling you this is that the sooner you shut up, the better

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quote:
You think we pull applications out of our arse? Mutter some arcane chant and a game appears?

LOL!!
Doesn''t everyone do that?

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