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    hey,
    I've pretty much done all the tutorials for c++ on this site and have a pretty good understanding of file manipulation and what not. I want to get into windows programming.

    I looked at the few tutorials on this site for it but the code in it had plenty of errors. Anyway, if anyone knows some introductory tutorials to windows programing with c++ that would realy help.

    Thanks

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    Been done millions of times do a board search.
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    Win32 API is C, so you will need to learn some C to use it, or you could use MFC

    Definetly been asked many times, I know this because I asked the same question.

    I recommend buying Programming Windows Fifth Edition by Charles Petzold, I think its the only way to learn win32API IMHO because it has everything. Examples, history, shortcuts, best ways to do it etc...

    It will help you understand the online tutorials because it goes into way more detail and SO much easier to understand.

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    I just started Windows Programming not too long ago, and i chose MFC is much easier and shorter code.
    I've tried Win32 API and its much harder to understand IMO.

    A lot of people here don't like MFC but i personaly like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshR
    Win32 API is C, so you will need to learn some C to use it, or you could use MFC
    Win32 API functions/etc. are in C (the library file), but using the library shouldnt make any difference if you use it in a C or C++ program.
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    Ya but some of the formats like wsprintf and some others have c format styling so its something to get use to.

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