Learn Win32 API or C++Builder?

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    Question Learn Win32 API or C++Builder?

    Hello all,
    I am learning the C++ language, but after I've learnt the standard language, I'd like to do some Windows programming. I like some advice on what I should do - should I learn the Windows API and write out plain code, or buy Borland's C++Builder 5 and get a book for that. Personally I'd rather learn the Windows API code for my programs (don't ask me why).

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated
    - Paul Lucas (the Flucas)

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    I would always advocate learning to program from the Win32 API first. Once you understand what is going on there, a learning a class library, any class library, is much easier. The reverse is not true, sooner or later, you will need to do something outside the scope of your class library, and then you'll be stuck.

    Happily, you say you would rather go this way anyway, so no problem.
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