GUI Tutorials

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    GUI Tutorials

    Does anyone know of any good tutorials for GUI programming for C++? I am somewhat of a beginner/novice programmer. I know OOP and all the basics.

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    What OS ?
    If you want a platform independant solution there are loads, google "qt", "gtk", and "wxwidgets".
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    Or, for Windows I recommend The Forgers Tutorial. And, along with that, I strongly recommend that you get a copy of Programming Windows, by Charles Petzold.

    And actually, I would recommend (not quite so strongly ) learning Windows GUI programming before learning one of the more-portable libraries. This is not because Windows is the easiest, but because there are probably 10 times as many resources for learning Windows as all the other GUI libraries combined.

    I am somewhat of a beginner/novice programmer.
    You don't have to be an expert. You need to understand functions, pointers, typedef, etc. However, there's a lot to learn with GUI... you can easily get bogged-down and forget to continue learning standard C++.

    I thought I had a pretty good understanding of C++ when I first opened Petzold... I was shocked to see that Hello Windows was almost two pages of code, and none of it looked like the C++ I'd studied!!!!
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    I am using XP Pro and thanks for the tutorials.

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