Beggening windows programing

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    Question Beggening windows programing

    I have been using Linux for the last several years, and recently I was "assisted" with removing Linux from my system.

    So I decided I want to learn windows programming.
    What API do you recommend that I learn and why? In addition, do you know of any good books on windows programming that will help teach me the basics.

    Thanks

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    Wow thats great. Flowing against the wind.

    Whole world is shifting from Windows to Linux and you from Linux to Windows.

    But its matter of personal choice.

    About Windows programming. If you have enough money to spend after Visual C++ compiler then buy it and then learn MFC programming. There are many sites such as codguru that provide help on it.

    If you get MSDN help cd along with compiler then you dont need any book also.

    But what i prefere is learn Core windows API before trying MFC.

    Thr best book to learn windows API programming is classic book of Petzold on it.

    It's the best.

    Use some free compiler Borland C++ 5.5 is nice but you will have to work on command lines

    The best are :
    LCC win32 and
    Dev C++

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    Originally posted by Dev

    If you get MSDN help cd along with compiler then you dont need any book also.

    But what i prefere is learn Core windows API before trying MFC.
    sorry I got .NET disks but it seemed a bit hard to me because I hadnt touched MSVS before. should I get some simply tutorial instead ?

    Regards~
    Never end on learning~

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    I don't know much about .NET but this should help if you need some simple tuts.

    http://www.functionx.com/visualc/

    http://devcentral.iftech.com/learnin...-win32/vc6mfc/

    http://www.codeguru.com/cpp_mfc/

    These sites have lots of categories to your specific needs.

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    Originally posted by Dev
    Wow thats great. Flowing against the wind.

    Whole world is shifting from Windows to Linux and you from Linux to Windows.
    LOL I agree.. but with my Linux system out of commission and not enough bandwidth do DL the distor I want Iím kinda stuck so I decided to make the best of situation.
    Like "When life gives you lemons.. make lemonade"

    Thanks for the information.. I do have a copy of VC++ and MDSN from 2001. So I should be all right. I really would like to learn the CORE API prior to the MFC. Any good links (or books) on that as well?

    Thanks


    now where is the bookmark button for IE
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