I have recently been tasked with creating an windows XP/Visa application which does some pretty basic file system interaction, arranges and displays data in a particular manner. Nothing super crazy.
Problem is, I've never crafted any kind of windows application before and I'm not sure where to start or what path I should first investigate.
I've used Visual Studio in the past to create console apps, (VS 8 C++ express currently installed), and I know there's an option to create "applications" as well. Will this suite me? I've tried editing resources and the "express" edition does not have this feature. Do I really need it?
Should I be using .NET for this? What about MinGW and eclipse? Any good books?
I know I didn't give you guys much to work with, but I'm starting fresh and I want to learn.