Is it possible to have two windows?

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    Is it possible to have two windows?

    Well, I have a game window, on a DirectX based game engine, but I'd like the program to start a console window too, that I can use to pass stuff too, to check stuff or whatever I wanna do :P
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    You can use the AllocConsole() API to create a console, but if you're running full-screen, nobody will see it.
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    It's in windowed mode, and it's mostly just for me, so that I can learn how to do it, and prolly find it useful ^^
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    Ok, I read abit about this AllocConsole(), now do I need windows.h for it, or wincon.h ?
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    windows.h. Most of the WinAPI headers are included by windows.h, and the order matters, so you should never include them directly.
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