Wanna start win32
However, I don't want to be creating gui apps with it, i want to be able to control the system such as traversing directories, access to system time and such. I know there are some such as CreateDirectory() and the like but I cannot find documentation on the others and what they do. if anyone knows please let me know, and feel free to give me advice on how best to learn it and applications.
This code will enumerate all files in a directory. You can convert it to search recursively so you can search the entire harddrive.
// Process file here
Look up each function on msdn. I made a post a while back on searching msdn.
That should help a bit.
I highly recommend Programming Applications for Microsoft Windows by Jeffrey Richter.
Check out MSDN.
Check out my website for software development links.
The best thing you can do is learn how to search through MSDN. All the documentation for all the windows functions are there, the tricky part is finding them. It took me weeks to learn how to use the MSDN library efficiently.
thanks for the links and info guys. I'll be checking them out.