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    Eager

    I know it seems a bit eager of me, but I am getting tired of these Hello World type programs. I am itching to make something that will actually serve a purpose. Problem is, all the tutorials I find are all telling me how to write a hello world type application.

    What I'm looking for is a tutorial that will teach me how to make stuff like the VB projects I had. Like, actually having a GUI, or where I could make it activate a different program and do stuff to it like press keys and such. Problem is, these Hello World tutorials that seem to be everywhere don't offer any help for me to learn such things. I was wondering if there was anyone who knows of some tutorials with such info to help me out.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    You could always try learning a gaphics library such as Allegro or SDl. I'm having fun playing around with little pixel-ants that run around randomly

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    We all learned from somewhere. Keep going with the tutorials and they'll gradually show you how to do stuff like this. You can't afford to be impatient with C++.

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    Here is a link to a Windows (GUI) Programming Tutorial.

    You can't afford to be impatient with C++.
    Quite true! Most beginning C++ books go way beyond "Hello World", and beyond most online tutorials.

    C++ is a complex language, and Windows programming is an intermediate to advanced topic. Petzold's "Hello Windows" program is about 2 pages long! You need to know some standard C/C++ first! In most schools you would take a full year of standard C++ before taking Windows programing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssyKotic
    I know it seems a bit eager of me, but I am getting tired of these Hello World type programs. I am itching to make something that will actually serve a purpose. Problem is, all the tutorials I find are all telling me how to write a hello world type application.

    What I'm looking for is a tutorial that will teach me how to make stuff like the VB projects I had. Like, actually having a GUI, or where I could make it activate a different program and do stuff to it like press keys and such. Problem is, these Hello World tutorials that seem to be everywhere don't offer any help for me to learn such things. I was wondering if there was anyone who knows of some tutorials with such info to help me out.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    I know the feeling of impatience you have. I remember it quite well. But stick to learning the language and how to handle it and you will learn how to make it do what you want it to do. Languages are pretty easy to learn - basically - and once done, its all about solving problems. Any problem you can dream of you will be able to translate it to C++ code. But first you have to learn the language. Don't worry, patience grasshopper. It'll come. just keep learning.

    for kicks you can always mess around with your code your currently learning. adding extra variables, tweaking it etc. You'll still learn alot, and it will help to enhance your interactive experience. But don't worry man it'll come. Just a little longer in studying.

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