Jump to content
  • Advertisement
Sign in to follow this  
kaktusas2598

Will learning Win32 will make me a better programmer?

This topic is 3124 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Advertisement
Probably, but mostly because any amount of time spent programming in new situations basically improves your ability to program.

Whether or not the resulting knowledge is useful, well that's another question entirely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I agree with what iMalc sayd.

Win32, like any low level OS API, has some interesting and many (at first glance at least) weird concepts, which are well worth studying.

Don't adapt the Hungarian notation used by the Win32 api, it's horrible!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sure it will, as learning any library.

Still, raw Win32 api can sometime be a mess. If you plan to make real Windows graphical application (other than a Window handling a gfx api), I suggest you use C# and WinForms, or even WPF. This way you will be up-to-date with the latest technology and can use every benefit of the .NET framework.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Advertisement
×

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

We are the game development community.

Whether you are an indie, hobbyist, AAA developer, or just trying to learn, GameDev.net is the place for you to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. Learn more About Us or sign up!

Sign me up!