Not sure if this has been asked before , but i'll ask anyway..
I just started learning Win32 programming from TheForge's tutorial (i'm sick of the stupid ol' console) and i noticed something about it that i'd like to ask about :
There's lots and i mean LOTS of things to memorize. Am i supposed to memorize them all or just copy\paste and make additions\modifications? Like there's a structure with around 8 members that stores info about the window you want to show ; memorizing all these stuff is too much.
TheForge (author) says that i shouldn't care about memorizing stuff. But out of curiousity , for those who are experienced in Win32 programming , do you memorize all that Win32 code? i mean is it like coding console programs or you always keep a reference next to you?