Firstly, I'm rather new to programming in general. So please bear with me if this is a stupid question.. :/ But simply put, I've been trawling through the depths of the web looking for a simple answer as to how to start manipulating hardware (Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, that sort of thing, the basic tools of the computing trade.. :P), and I haven't found a single simple answer that I can understand (Then again, maybe it's just me ^.^")
I'm currently using the Dev-C++ IDE which opens using the DOS window by default.. and as i'm hoping to get my foot in the door with game programming, learning how to manipulate graphics and the like would be a must..
So if anybody could give me a simple answer as to how to go about learning this, It would be GREATLY appreciated
Thanks for your time