Newb Question: Petzolds "Programming Windows 5th edition" advice

This is a discussion on Newb Question: Petzolds "Programming Windows 5th edition" advice within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I recently obtained a copy of Petzolds "Programming Windows 5th edition" (wooohooo finally). He is teaching assuming VC++6.0 and Win98. ...

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    I recently obtained a copy of Petzolds "Programming Windows 5th edition" (wooohooo finally). He is teaching assuming VC++6.0 and Win98. I am running .NET on a XP machine. Since I don't know that much (yet) about Windows Programming I wanted to make sure that no unforseen problems will crop up due to using .NET over VC++6.0 and runnign XP over Win98. If anyone reading this thread has read the book above please respond and ease my mind

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    I have his book, I use Dev-C++ and the only problem I've run into is with the resource files. Since I don't know anything about .NET I can't say for sure if you'll have a problem or not but I'd imagine you'd be ok. And I run XP.

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    A simple .NET app will add a lot of extra code that the book doesn't show. I was using .NET but I found it easier to just use Visual C++ 6 because I could just make empty applications without all the extra .NET stuff. I was running XP too and all the programs worked fine. I am sure you use the .NET compilerfor that book but I was just to lazy to figure out how to make an empty application.
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    I have gone through the majorty of the book using VC++ 6.0 and WinXP. I cannot comment on the .NET situation (you can't start an empty application in .NET? Are you serious?), but I can comment on WinXP. I have noticed only a few things that WinXP has some minor problems with, all of them are documented here. Most of the code works fine.

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    Thanks for the info guys. Very helpful as usual

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    (you can't start an empty application in .NET? Are you serious?),
    There may be a way but like I said, I was too lazy to find it. I was also trying to load an application I was already working on using visual C++ and got a bunch of error so I went back to using visual C++ to finish the project.
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    To create an empty Windows project in .NET: File->New->Project. In the New Project dialog, chosse Visual C++ Projects->Win32 Project, give it a name and hit enter. In the next dialog click Application Settings and under Additional Options, choose Empty Project.
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    Ahh thats where they hid it. Thanks that will help me lots too.
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