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    Question umm were do i go next?

    i know mostly all the basic and intermedite concepts of C however i wanna learn how to make applications, call those windows procedure thingys that i cant seem to figure out how to do on my own. do any of you guys know any good books or tutorials that will teach me this, if so please tell me thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l33t View Post
    i know mostly all the basic and intermedite concepts of C however i wanna learn how to make applications, call those windows procedure thingys that i cant seem to figure out how to do on my own. do any of you guys know any good books or tutorials that will teach me this, if so please tell me thanks.
    A guy named "l33t" should be using Linux anyway...

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    ... a guy named 'l33t' shouldn't be asking how things are done. ;-)

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    l33t, where you should go next is be compelled to do something.

    don't you have any curiosities or ambitions, you have the understanding of how to create... visualizers, games, analysis tools, audio mixers, information tools, parsers, network communication tools, 3d modeling tools, compression algorithms, particle systems...

    you don't know what to do because you have no goals. if you had some goals you'd always know what you needed to do next to succeed.

    then when your project is over, come up with a new one. eventually your skills go up and up and up.

    if you're intermediate, stop studying the language, and start using it (and studying it more too).

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    C is an extremely small language because it has so little built ins. I think you are probably getting tired of using stdio.h and programming for the console. If it's windows you are interested in, then frankly C isn't the best language to use in terms of productivity. Using the winapi it takes at least a page of code to create a window. Meanwhile using C# or VB you can create windows and other objects at the click of a mouse.

    In linux you can create GUI applications with QT and glade and some others.

    In my opinion C should only be used to program kernel modules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l33t View Post
    i know mostly all the basic and intermedite concepts of C however i wanna learn how to make applications, call those windows procedure thingys that i cant seem to figure out how to do on my own. do any of you guys know any good books or tutorials that will teach me this, if so please tell me thanks.
    Windows programming links

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    The amount of built-in functions does not necessarily define the size of a language. Would you say PHP is a huge language? Even though there are few core functions - most are added on as modules. Same applies for C, there are millions if you count all the non-standard libraries.

    C has a use almost everywhere, suggesting it should be confined to kernel modules is ridiculous.
    And FYI, you can create a window with 1 line in C, with pure Win32.

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