Working with the Win32 API from a C++ perspective doesn't require you to work with the MFC library... you can use other wrapper libraries, or you could create your own (which I admit is quite fun and rewarding)
Originally posted by Silvercord
this should be moved.
I don't know a whole lot of winapi using C just enough to make a program with buttons and text boxes and menus and stuff, but when you do use winapi it's mostly C style coding anyway, the only C++ in straight winapi is setting up the WNDCLASS or WNDCLASSEX instance. C++ winapi is done with the microsoft foundation classes (MFC< you've probagbly heard of it_) and I personally prefer straight winapi using C style coding. as for actually giving the links that you asked for up coming up short