Basically I'm looking for something to take care of (much of) the drudge work of creating and handling windows and basic display / input objects. I'm new to C++ and going straight into the Windows API functions is a little much for me.
So far I've looked at SDL, qt and wxWidgets. For one reason or another I've not got on well with any of them (although I'll probably have to go back and look again eventually). Multi-platform support would be nice, but at this point I'm ready to give up on that for now.
So, what I'm looking for is
- Works with Windows XP
- (ideally) Compiles with VC++
- Free (for non-commercial use)
- (Relatively) user friendly.
Does anybody have some advice on what I should try next?