do i still need winAPI

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    do i still need winAPI

    Well i have recently started programming in C# ..Good lang ..easy to learn ..no dout ..and still has the power that java, C++ offers...

    I have been wondering!! i have used winAPI with C for a couple of months and left it because i started C# and all the fun stuff...Do you guys think i should still learn winAPI ..Since .net UI is simpler and winAPI is alil harder and code heavy..What are the plus points

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    It's nice to know what's going on under all of that pretty C# code. Also, I haven't seen all that much demand for C# programmers yet, soooo....

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    You should have a good understand of Win32 API. They are the foundation of windows OS.

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    The knowledge is still widely in demand, so learning the WinAPI is a good thing to do if you want a job in the field. Learning MFC is probably also a good idea for the sake of getting hired.

    It certainly won't hurt to expand your knowledge to cover these areas.

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    Thanks for the info guys...Its no harm learning some thing !!Knowlage is power ... I guess my question is still not awnsered ...will learning winAPI help me in Dev apps using C# or any other lang that comes in the future ?
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    Most definitely, even compilers that provide wrappers around some of the WinAPI functions still use some of the original parameters, so knowing what these parameters are and what you can provide to them will help you a great deal now and in the future. Plus, no compiler will ever give you the full power of the all the windows API functions - for example, I doub't C# has inbuilt support for intercepting keypresses via a keyboard hook, for example.

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    Well, C++ is the only standard which Microsoft does not control, so they decided to bring out C# to fix that problem...

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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    Whats the point of c sharp? ( I hate that numberpad key so I refuse to use it)
    To compete with Java. You know, that whole Microsoft taking over the world sort of deal.
    The keyboard is the standard device used to cause computer errors!

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