Learning to write Windows Apps

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    Learning to write Windows Apps

    I would like to learn to make windows Apps and especially learn to use all the new .NET stuff, can anyone tell me what I will need to know before I can write Windows Applications?

    I already know C++ (although this is a bit rusty).

    Im thinking of learning the following things in this order:

    WINAPI -> MFC -> .NET CLR -> C#.

    Andrew

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    http://www.winprog.org/

    that's a great place to start learning

    Actually, right now I'm working on a win32 tutorial site which should have some tutorials up this weekend, but until I start writing some, theforger's tutorials should tide you over for a while

    His tutorials are a bit outdated and don't cover .net technology, but they are still the base foundation of win32 programming, so they're worth going through

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    Thanks, jverkoey,

    Does all the new .NET CLR stuff replace WINAPI or is one built on the other, what about COM objects? Are they replaced in .NET?

    Andrew

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    I recommend that you first master C++. I mean master it! Then you have several options including Win32 API, MFC, GTK, etc.

    Remember to first master C++.

    Kuphryn

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    Does all the new .NET CLR stuff replace WINAPI or is one built on the other, what about COM objects? Are they replaced in .NET?
    90% of .NET is built on the Windows API.

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    im not sure what the difference is but im pretty sure that .NET has nothing to do with that

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    Dragging and dropping buttons has nothing to do with .NET. There are both .NET and non .NET development environments that provide this functionality.

    There are plenty of links here that have explanations as to what .NET is, although they may be in a C# context, but it could just as easily be VB, DELPHI, C++ or COBOL as .NET is not language dependant.

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    Besides MFC, you could also check out wxWidgets. It works well with VC++.

    Best Regards,
    Yeoh

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    ....

    theres no need to master C++ for WINAPI
    i preffer C myself...
    plus the best book(Programming windows 5th ed)
    is based around C...learning MFC and C# == good idea
    because mfc is pretty common in jobs and C# is the future hehe
    thats my say in this thread

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