I am making a Win32 program and I would like to use a graphics library that allows me to draw onto the window.
What I mean is, with SDL, it makes its own window. And OpenGL is just too much for what I am trying to do (its just plain 2d, and OGL would just be over kill as I only am using 2 colors).
I would like to use DirectX but I dont have the dough to get MSVC++.
So is there any other API's that will draw in the window, OR, is there a way to use DirectX without MSVC++.
NOTE: I notice that MSVC++ command like tools are free, could I possibly use another IDE like MinGW studio with the command line tools?