How to expand out of command

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    How to expand out of command

    I am sort of a noob to C. I bought a good book written by Greg Perry and it is very helpful. however, I have not finished the book, but don't think that this question will get answered as I have looked through the table of contents to see if there is anything about this. I have seen a few programs written in C that preform beautifully, for example if you have ever heard of plasma pong, it is amazing, but anyway back to my point. I was wondering if there is a way to no limit yourself to command(in windows). For example make a program that has a window, just like your browser or anything else for that matter, because not many computers users like a program that still runs in command.. can someone give me some intruction or point me in a direction to where I can... any help would be appreciated. Also, if this is not possible using C, could someone tell me a language that would do it? I SHOULD ALSO MENTION THAT I HAVE DEV C++, SO THERE IN AN OPTION TO DO A WINDOWS APP, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO CODE USING THAT, IS IT THE SAME? HELP PLEASE
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    Learn how to write console programs (the kind inside the black DOS-like Window) really well before getting into Windows programming (ie. Windows GUI Applications). You'll confuse yourself if you rush to Windows programming, and there aren't too many people that will want to help unconfuse you if you just keep pushing forward in the advanced stuff without learning the basics.

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    nvm... i just figured out about using openGL and so after i get better at C, then I will take on the task of learning C++, then openGL... if anyone has any input or other soloutions... please share

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    There are a number of graphical libraries available that are a fairly easy to use, so that you don't have to jump strait into Windows programming. In every case there is a trade off between ease of use and flexibility.
    It is too clear and so it is hard to see.
    A dunce once searched for fire with a lighted lantern.
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    He could have cooked his rice much sooner.

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    what i know about this programming languages is that they are all the time behind the seens and you can do graphics that moves using these languages

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