win32 graphics?

This is a discussion on win32 graphics? within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; could someone tell me how to display graphics in a win32 application...and possably how to make it move...thanks...

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    win32 graphics?

    could someone tell me how to display graphics in a win32 application...and possably how to make it move...thanks

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    it's not that easy, graphics programming, and windows programming in general is pretty complicated.

    my best advice is to do what everyone else has done.

    buy a book, take a class, spend obscene amounts of time bathed in the glow of you monitor experimenting w/ C++ code.

    When you have a grasp on that start learning DirectX (makes your life TONS easier when dealing w/ graphics!)

    That should do it for you.

    I recommend "C++ Programming 101" for getting a good grasp on basic C, then pick up a C++ book that deals w/ classes. Then try "Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Guru's" by Andre LaMothe. That should show you how to use DirectX

    6-12 months from now you should be ok

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    Or you could learn OpenGL instead of DirectX

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    Originally posted by Eber Kain
    Or you could learn OpenGL instead of DirectX
    And why would you want to do that?

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    "And why would you want to do that?"


    why wouldn't you?

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    try this for a beginners look. http://www.winprog.org/tutorial-old/#2.6.
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    It doesnt matter which one first, just learn one at a time.

    If you want to make a choice, visit my poll at the windows programming topic.


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    Cplusplus.com...go under their garbage and look for a win32 GIF viewer with source. They should post that in the FAQ

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