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    Master Project for reference?

    Hi I'm using Visual C++ 2010 and completely new to programming, I'm wondering if someone has ever just thrown in a project file all kinds of headers and references to windows libraries and stuff. I would like to see over time what most of the standard headers and libraries can do so like having a project with like no program but just references to everything so i can select and hit F1 would be nice. Has anyone made a project like this? Or is there a easier way to look up what libraries and headers and things like iostream , what they are called and what they do? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj31387 View Post
    Hi I'm using Visual C++ 2010 and completely new to programming, I'm wondering if someone has ever just thrown in a project file all kinds of headers and references to windows libraries and stuff. I would like to see over time what most of the standard headers and libraries can do so like having a project with like no program but just references to everything so i can select and hit F1 would be nice. Has anyone made a project like this? Or is there a easier way to look up what libraries and headers and things like iostream , what they are called and what they do? Thanks in advance.
    The Visual Studio documentation is not a good place to learn about the standard library, but it's great for Windows-specific stuff (obviously). If you want to know about the standard C++ library, I'd check out C++ Reference

    For Windows APIs, just #include <windows.h> and you'll get pretty much everything. Then you can just type a name, for instance CreateFile, hover on it or press F1 or whatever you want to do.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Ok thank you

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    when i #include <windows.h> then select windows.h and hit F1 it says it cant find anything.

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    That's because it's all stored on MSDN. check it out man.

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    Yeah when i do F1 on windows.h it takes me to MSDN library and it can't find it, but if i search it on regular MSDN i just see like 500 posts about people having problems with windows.h and not a actual page explaining everything it does.

    EDIT: Never mind i can turn off forum posts by selecting it to filter by documents only.
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