What should I know before starting windows programing?

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    Question What should I know before starting windows programing?

    Could someone please tell me what stuff I should know before I start windows programing? Consoles are getting a little old

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    If you are competent with the console you know plenty. You'll also need a windows compiler obviously.
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    Object-oriented paradigm and event-driven programming.

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    You should first decide to either use Win32 API or the wrapper classes MFC. Then if you choose MFC you need a solid foundation with Object-Oriented programming. If you choose to go the Win32 route then you should at least have a solid knowledge of C or C++. Either way you should know what you are doing with actual language before trying to tackle a gui library.
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    if you understand function pointers and Callback functions you should be fine. Most of the event driven nature of Windows is simply windows using the function pointer you gave it as a "Callback".
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    In my opinion, one should always learn "raw" Win32 programming first before learning MFC.

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    In my opinion, one should always learn "raw" Win32 programming first before learning MFC.
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