Do I need Visual C++ for image display

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    Do I need Visual C++ for image display

    Do you need to know Visual C++ for images, or can it be sone with C++ using a compiler like Dev C++. Because if you can I can't find anything that tells me how to.

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    Of course you can use Dev C to display an image. It is not the compiler that does it, it is the Win32 API functions.
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    how do you do Win32 functions

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    #include <windows.h>

    They're just C or CPP API calls contained in a headerfile (and a lib file to link to of course) like any other.

    There's rather a lot of them, so you will want a good reference. Most IDEs for Windows will have that as a helpfile, there's also thick books with very thin paper, like mine for NT4 (I know it's old but most is still valid) which is some 1500 pages.

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    thanks

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    Also, visit msdn for documentation on the API.
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    OK thanks everybody

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