Win32 in C++? (Is that what this tut is?)

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    Win32 in C++? (Is that what this tut is?)

    http://www.relisoft.com/win32/winnie.html

    I was searchin for some more win32 tutorials so i can get a broad band of learning of you will,

    well i ran into that link. And by the source on that page,
    Code:
    #include <windows.h>
    
    
    LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProcedure
        (HWND hwnd, unsigned int message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam);
    
    class WinClass
    {
    public:
        WinClass (WNDPROC winProc, char const * className, HINSTANCE hInst);
        void Register ()
        {
            ::RegisterClass (&_class);
        }
    private:
        WNDCLASS _class;
    };
    
    WinClass::WinClass
        (WNDPROC winProc, char const * className, HINSTANCE hInst)
    {
        _class.style = 0;
        _class.lpfnWndProc = winProc; // window procedure: mandatory
        _class.cbClsExtra = 0;
        _class.cbWndExtra = 0;
        _class.hInstance = hInst;         // owner of the class: mandatory
        _class.hIcon = 0;
        _class.hCursor = ::LoadCursor (0, IDC_ARROW); // optional
        _class.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH) (COLOR_WINDOW + 1); // optional
        _class.lpszMenuName = 0;
        _class.lpszClassName = className; // mandatory
    }
    (Just a snipplet)
    Now correct me if i am wrong, but it looks like this is a win32 setup redesigned to be in C++?
    Can someone check this page out (who knows more about win32) and tell me if it has everything it should?
    If so id much rather use this method because i know very little C (its format is just foreign) and C++ format would be much nicer to deal with.

    Thanks to any replies!
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    Yes - Win32 API will work in C++ too, and that's what that is. The tutorial looks decent, but it just doesn't seem very complete. What I'd do is go through that tut series, and then browse through a couple ofhter options, just to make sure you're getting a well-rounded look at the subject.

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    kool, cuz i was taking the forgers tutorial, and it seems very complete (not too far into it yet though), but the whole C structuring of everything just kinda made it a bit odd to me.
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    Once you're comfortable with what this tutorial teaches you, try going back through Forger's. The C syntax will still be just as hard, but with your new knowledge of the basics of Win32, it might be easier to understand the concepts Forger's teaches you later.

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    oh im getting the forges tutorial, infact i think he explains it more clearly. And i'v come used to the c syntax but i just dont like the overall structure. So for learning i'll do them both, but when im creating mini projects of my own imma use that lovely C++ snytax heh
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    >>own imma use that lovely C++ snytax heh

    Once you have the basics then look at MFC (MS Foundation Classes)

    MFC is a framework that allows rapid WIN32 dev allowing you to concerntrate on the C++ (rather than the WIN32)
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    rapid Win32 development? so far win32 has been pretty straight forward, is MFC just a streamlined Win32?

    Also, i keep reading about Resource Visual Editors and whatnot, as aposed to editing resource dialogs by hand (text), Does Dev C++ have this? And what is it exactly? A way of drag dropping items in dialogs?
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    MFC is what's called a wrapper. Someone's basically made an interface for the Win32 API. Instead of having to do all these crazy things that don't make sense until you're knee deep in the API, it's been redesigned to make more sense in the way laypersons would think about Windows.

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