Am I ready for Win32 programming?

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    Am I ready for Win32 programming?

    Ok, I have what I would consider a very solid understanding of C++. I'm currently majoring in Computer Science. I went ahead and started reading Winprog tutorial for win32 programming and it makes complete sence. However, I'm curious as to whether or not their's anything else in C++ that I need to know.

    This doesn't seem to clear, let me ask it this way.

    I've taken all the clases offered at my college for C++, as well, I have don't quite a bit of side programming. However, I have no idea how to create any colsoul aplications that involve graphics. Meaning any sort of user environment instead of scrolling test. Am I missing something? If so where should I look?
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    Just get the win32 bible, Charles Petzold's "Programming Windows" (5th ed.)

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    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
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    >>> I have no idea how to create any colsoul aplications that involve graphics.

    Console apps do not use graphics. Windows apps do. There is a big difference between a console app and a Windows app.

    Compile this, it is just about as basic a Windows program as you'll find.
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    I can only assume he was talking about graphics in DOS. No mattter, that's hardly a prerequisite for windows programming! It can't hurt to give it a shot. If you like what you read in those tutorials I would say that you probably have the right kind of brain for it.


    oh and the most simple windows program that I can think of is even easier than yours adrianxw
    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    int PASCAL WinMain(HANDLE hInstance,
                       HANDLE hPrevInstance,
                       LPSTR lpszCmdLine,
                       int nCmdShow)
         {
         MessageBox(NULL,"Hello World!","Even Simpler",MB_OK);
         return 0;
         }
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    http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/

    this is a great link!

    You are never to soon to begin learning something new!

    This will take you step by step with the first couple of tutorials. After that forget it! look for another site.

    Also I'd advise visual c++!

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    I"m currently using the winprog tutorial and I do have Visual Studio Professional Edition...When you have a friend that worked for microsoft you get tons of free stuff...
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