Point in the right direction

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    Point in the right direction

    I have recently aquired a desire to learn C++, i have seen a few examples of programs that use a GUI interface then the code posts whatever info into that GUI.

    i am having issues finding the spot in the code that it acually points to tell the program to put it in the GUI interface. Is there tutorials here or books, websites somewhere that would help me learn how to create a GUI interface in C++ and use it?

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    Depends what OS you're developing for. If you want to do GUI development and keep your code as portable as possible, you're best off using a graphics library such as wxWidgets.

    There is an IDE floating about on the Internet that has wxWidgets come with it.

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    developing for windows atm. might branch out later but going to focus on this for now.

    ill check out the wxwidgets that you mentioned and see what all it entails to see if thats what im looking for. basically jsut trying to learn. i have done the simple stuff with hello world and that kinda thing.

    just bored with it would like to get into a project and learn that way instead of 200 little htings that dont really do anything in the long run.

    thanks for the advice ill see what i can come up with

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    In general, GUI development requires you to be pretty advanced with language details, at least for C and C++, in addition to understanding some language independent issues (such as threading).

    You should make sure you have a good foundation in C++ before rushing into GUI development, imo, at least for anything serious.

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