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Visual C++ Beginner tutorials

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I already know a little C/C++. Would anybody recommend any online tutorials for Visual C++? I need to write gui programs so that's why i'm not using GameDevC++.

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I think what you need to ask yourself is weather C++ is really the best language for the job. If all you want to do is a simple GUI program, I can tell you from experience C++ usually isn't the best language for these sorts of applications (unless you're a masochist).

Have you considered C#? Similar syntax, much nicer to do fiddly GUI stuff in. I personally write all my GUI stuff in easier languages (usually C# or Python), and save the C++ for optimised code. You can actually load DLL files, written in C++, into a multitude of languages (including C#, Python and Java), so you don't necessarily have to sacrifice any speed. Learning another language is defiately time well spent.

I don't want to get too far off track, but I think you should take another look at the alternatives (especially C#), and make sure you really want to use C++.

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Yeah if you want to write GUI's for Windows then C# is really where it's at, if you know a little C++ already then you'll feel right at home with C# and it's much more appropriate for making Windows GUI's than C++ ever will be.

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I wrote a few small gui apps in C# before i started to learn C++, so i guess i should use C#. I need to write a gui program that will communicate with my PIC microcontroller with Bluetooth or serial port. I have to be able to do communicate with my microcontroller both ways. Could someone please give me some code to send/recieve data through the serial/COM port...and maybe for bluetooth. Thanks.
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