I've been searching google and can't seem to find any decent site with a program that shows how to make a window.
Anyone have any suggestions on where I can go?
I know it isn't a simple thing but should still be some what common O.o?
Trying to figure out how to write a program that doesn't bring up the black screen and instead gives me a window with drop menus at the top. File, Options, Help, About ..stuff like that. Explanations would be awesome but I would just settle for templates if some site has them.
Try using OPENGL API for C++. Study that....
OpenGL is not for standard desktop applications!
And these frameworks are general-purpose GUI desktop frameworks. Although it wouldn't surprise me if they can be tailored for something else, too.
try the forgers win32 tutorial:
theForger's Win32 API Tutorial
it overs most of the basics.
Don't use Win32! Use a good framework such as those already mentioned.
It's easier, and more portable.