Advice on C Programming with MSVC++ 2008
Hey guys. I'm not new to programming but I am a beginner at C and C++ coding. I only know the basics of the C language and how to write small and simple programs so far. I'm not interested in learning C++ for the long haul but I am interested in becoming a fluent C programmer. My predicament is adjusting to the MS Visual Studio 9 environment strictly for C programming (not C++). At the moment I've only written some basic C console applications and built them in this environment.
With that said I would love some advice on where to start. I have some decent C programming books to learn from so learning the entire C language isn't going to be a problem for me (I've been programming in Delphi and VB for years). What I need some advice on is picking a good commercial IDE for pure C programming. I want to create GUI applications in Windows and not just console applications. I haven't found many resources for C coding GUI applications in Windows, it's mostly been C++ GUI application development. It seems to me that MSVC++ 2008 is pretty much tailored to C++ development with C being the odd man out. Any advice on where to start would be much appreciated.