making a form to what i build

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    making a form to what i build

    how do i design the form of my programm? else then this dos window

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    You need to learn Win32.theForger's Win32 Tutorial would be a good place to start.
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    oh with the win32 i do the games to right?
    can u explain me what is this win32? like an additional language?
    r there other things like that?.
    pretty much to learn there :-/

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    Basically Win32 is an API that makes it easy for you to develop nice looking windows apps. By API, I mean it is a set of functions and structures that you can use. For example, to create a basic Win32 window, with a caption bar and system menu, that sort of thing, you use the CreateWindow() function, and pass a bunch of parameters in to tell it how you want the window to look and function.

    Yes, you can make games with it, however, they wont be very good. For more advanced games you'd want to look at GDI, Allegro, DirectX, or OpenGL, to name a few. Those are also APIs, much like Win32. Start with the tutorial I linked to above, because there's a lot to learn. Eventually though, you'll be a pro, I promise. Good luck.
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