C++ windows programming etc..

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    C++ windows programming etc..

    Hi - i just joined these forums.
    I have just previously just started learning c++ and got some of the basics covered...however...i started off with the purpose of windows programming.
    I was not sure which forum to put this in (c++ or windows programming) cause it involves both. But i purposely put it in here cause i am using c++ to do the programming..
    I understand VB.NET is much easier...but i am not rich and cannot afford the program..otherwise i would go straight to C# and make window apps...
    I tried out the tutorial that are basics to creating window programs with c++ that are here on this website...however i have no idea what it going on...
    Could someone please give me links to other sites/tutorials which give an easier look into the c++ windows programming...or feel free to make any other suggestions that could help...
    Thanks

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    Here is another popular tutorial. MS-Windows isn't easy -- normally requires a solid understanding of C or C++ languages (assuming you use a C or C++ compiler), and the learning curve is quite steep. Don't expect to learn it overnight. Programmers can write MS-Windows programs for years and still not know everything about it.

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    thanks...that looks great...
    Does anyone know what future versions of windows will have VB.NET already installed...???
    Cause VB.NET would be a hell a lot easier to create window apps on it...

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    I sould not think that windows will ever have vb.net installed but they will have the net frame work allready installed in the next vertion i sould think. also the the site the other guy gave you ids the best one iv been able to find the only problem with it is it doesnt show you how to make every control e.g. buttons options boxes check boxes. but you can find the rest online msdn2.microsoft.com is good for that kinna stuff.



    i hope this post helps

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    VB.NET is a compiler -- if you want M$ to ship it with the os then they would have to jack up the price of the os by another $300.00 or so, and most people wouldn't buy the os at that price let along be forced to install something they have absolutely no use for.

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    what about visual basic 2005 express?
    You can see what express is limited to compared to retail here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/b4z62wxz.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/support/faq/default.aspx
    13. Can I develop applications using the Visual Studio Express Editions to target the .NET Framework 1.1?
    No, each release of Visual Studio is tied to a specific version of the .NET Framework. The Express Editions can only be used to create applications that run on the .NET Framework 2.0.
    Last edited by Syneris; 01-14-2006 at 07:40 PM.

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    hmm...i guess they wont have the actual vb.net program...but at least a .net interpreter pre-installed on the package...

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