Windows programming from scratch

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    Question Windows programming from scratch

    Hi there.
    I downloaded a code example of this a few years ago, but i was too new to C to have any use of it...
    The example created a window derived from cobject if i remember it right, and did not use any of the existing headers(windows.h/mfc).
    Does anyone know of any examples on this or similar?
    Would be interesting...

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    They didn't include the windows.h ? I don't think it was a Win32 app then.

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    Check out MFC sections at CodeProject and CodeGuru.

    Kuphryn

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    Originally posted by kuphryn
    Check out MFC sections at CodeProject and CodeGuru.

    Kuphryn
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    hahahhaha

    Kuphryn

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    Have a look at this. It is non-MFC.
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    Cool Windows program

    I am familiar with both MFC and createwindow, what i want, is an example on creating a window from basic code, NOT using MFC/windows.h...

    This includes creating events/detecting mouse actions painting, etc..

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    Win32 app.

    Like mrWizard says, it might not be a win32 app..

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    technically you don't NEED windows.h. After all it is just declarations for the different windows dlls. You could load them and declare function pointers yourself. But you wouldn't.

    knutzo, if you're creating a window in the windows operating system, at some point you're using windows dlls which means the win32 api. No getting around it.
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    I still want to know how hard it was going from a character based environment to windows as we know it. I wonder what it would be like to do everything involved with the computer as we know it today. Starting before we knew about the concept of electricity. We have come so far with the computer that it is just mind boggling. I still don't exactly understand how the hard drive works. i mean I have a very good understanding of it, there are tiny spaces on the disc, each has some kind of a ferris metal, its polarity is changed as the emf from the arm is passed through it, a positive polarity is an 'on' bit, a negative polarity is an 'off' bit, no polarity is a damaged bit. once this is passed along through the wires to the processor it basically decodes the sequence into instructions. That, to me, is still only a general understanding, I want to know what it was like for the people that came up with this stuff the first time around. Then we began with simple 'systems' and eventually windows was produced. Now we have OOP with abstraction and that too shows how far along we have come along. There really is no such thing today as a low level programmer, it is always working with some kind of api or oo language and the lowest level you can get to is defining your own methods and stuff.
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