Damn Bitmaps!!!

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    Angry Damn Bitmaps!!!

    Will someone tell me how to place a bitmap, JPG or PSD file on the the screen in a DOS-Based application using Microsoft Visual C++ Enterprise edition compiler. I don't want to be referred to a certain site, I don't want to be referred to the F.A.Q I just want to have the source code!!! When I go to the F.A.Q or the other sites, I can't find anything!!! Somebody please help me!!!
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    If I remember correctly, MSVC++ doesn't build DOS applications. This is direct link to the FAQ where is a source code for blitting image. There really is information in FAQ if you just would read it.
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    MSVC ++ does allow you to write for dos. Just use standard ansc C\C++. Test your code in a windows console application. You can then port that over to a dos machine.

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    MSVC ++ does allow you to write for dos.
    ..but the console won't do graphics (along with other dos specific stuff), so he/she wouldn't be able to test it on MSVC (assuming that it is a dos app they want to do and not a console one).
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    Dude you have to learn your devices....
    Console looks like DOS but is in a smaller window, right? Well DOS has two modes: Text Mode, And Graphics Mode. Console Only does Text Mode. That is only what MSVC++ supports. If you download Borland Turbo C++, I'd be glad to give you the code to display a GIF, BMP, whatever. MSVC++ only creates windows applications. Consoles are windows applications, they just look like dos but are only in Text Mode. Get it?

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    Dude, MSVC++ supports ANSI C\C++. The ansi C\C++ standard provides you with all the tools necessary to communicate with your computer. Most of the windows operating system is written in C. Check out their documentation. Microsoft tells you that the windows operating system is written in C. So you mean to tell me that they use Borland to write their operating system. I don't think so.

    Access to system level resources is possible thru C\C++. You just have to know how to do it. MSVC++ does not give you the header files you need, but you can create your own, to get access to devices. Windows complains when you try to access devices without going thru the API, but you can still do it.

    MSVC++ is not just for programming windows applications. What do you think device drivers are. If you what to write device level code. Just go to Microsoft and download their device driver SDK. These files contain the header files you need to access devices, which include printers, modems, graphics cards, etc.
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    Who needs those dumb devices? There is a 'LoadBMP' function in windows.h for windows apps

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