Ok, I've been convinced, I need to give up the ghost on the DOS/C complier and graduate on. The direction I take will probable be based on a the responses to a few questions
1) Does C++ have the same program flow as C ?. (More of a top down main() ) type flow. I've work a little with MFC and as I remember, I had to try to operate from a " window update monitoring" function. It was very restricting.
2) In order to write GUI type programs do I have to use MFC? (Concerning screen modes or back/fore ground colors, drawing )
3) Can C++ (Visual) have the ability to create GUIs that will allow for drawing graphics on screen, or is everything handled through pre formed bitmaps.
Thanks in advance.