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Windows programming and Visual C++ 6.0

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I have been learning C++ for awhile now and am in the midst of beginning my ventures with win32 programming. I am using Visual c++ 6.0 as my compiler. Now besides creating a console program running it and slight debugging I know very little about VC++. Now I was going to get the definitive book on windows programming the name of which escapes me but is at the top of gamedev''s windows programming books list. Currently I have a book sams teach yourself VC++ 6.0 in 21 days which although I know the brand of sams isnt the best should I give it a chance and learn some of the tools in VC++6.0 or not bother since I am going to learn the hardcore windows code? Just curious what some of you guru''s think. Blaze

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I have been learning C++ for awhile now and am in the midst of beginning my ventures with win32 programming. I am using Visual c++ 6.0 as my compiler. Now besides creating a console program running it and slight debugging I know very little about VC++. Now I was going to get the definitive book on windows programming the name of which escapes me but is at the top of gamedev''s windows programming books list. Currently I have a book sams teach yourself VC++ 6.0 in 21 days which although I know the brand of sams isnt the best should I give it a chance and learn some of the tools in VC++6.0 or not bother since I am going to learn the hardcore windows code? Just curious what some of you guru''s think.

Blaze


Now I know I''m no expert programmer, but I think that you should give that book a chance, because as you said, "I know very little about VC++." And I also think that it''s a good idea to get that book on Windows Programming too because I''m getting the same book and from what I heard if you want to learn windows programming, than that''s the way to go. Because I also have that Sam''s Teach Yourself VC++ 6.0 in 21 days. And the reason I bought that book is when I bought VC++ I thought well, I probably know everything about this compiler, but that''s where I was wrong. I didn''t know a thing about it and that''s why I had to get that book. I also have another book too called Sam''s Teach Yourself C++ in 21 days and this is for the beginner that has no programming knowledge at all. And when I finish that book, I''m gonna start putting my knowledge to the test. And after that, I gonna jump straight into windows programming. So my suggestions are go for it. In other words, go with the flow.

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Sounds like you''re getting started at it.

Another more entertaining way of getting started is by grabbing sample code and learning how it works.

The real knack is the determination...

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