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    Hello,

    I'm wondering if anyone might know of any good sites dedicated to Microsoft Visual C++ tutorials and etc.

    I'm a newbie and finally somewhat understand how to code an application, but need to find out how to create a graphical interface for that application. I get tired of the old white text on black background thing.

    Any suggestions would be great.

    Thanks,
    ~Seven

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    if you are ok with console applications it might be a good idea to move onto win applications. If you do that then the interface comes with it.
    Its all a matter of willpower

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    Okay. Suppose you get a hold of a primitive such as gotoxy(), and now you can make rectangles and circles and draw borders and so forth. Complicated, but that's what you get with the Windows API. But say you used VB to build the interface with a C++ backend. That might work, too...look into the Corialis Blackbook's, anything Petzold, Visual C++ reference books, etc.
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    cprogramming.com has some useful links, but you should also perform a quick search with google.

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    I'm a newbie and finally somewhat understand how to code an application, but need to find out how to create a graphical interface for that application. I get tired of the old white text on black background thing.
    Unless you understand classes and inheritance very well, you aren't going to be able to program a graphical user interface, i.e. a windows program, using Visual C++. Windows programming with Visual C++ is another whole topic requiring you to digest another 800 page book before you can understand it.

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    First, check-out the Sunlight tutorials and the winpgrog.org tutorials.

    Then, when you feel you are ready, get Programming Windows, by Charles Petzold. Almost every Windows programmer owns this book.

    Like 7Stud said, Windows programming is not for beginners. Petzold's "Hello Windows" program is over one page long, and it is mostly functions, structures, and typedefs from <windows.h> that you won't recognize. (The text does explain the code.) Petzold doesn't use classes or inheritance... He only uses C, not C++. You won't learn much (if any) standard C/C++ by studying Petzold... you will only learn how to make a nice user interface for your C/C++ program.

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