Thread: Creating Windows App from Scratch

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    Creating Windows App from Scratch

    The simplest way to put it, I wish to create an application from an empty project using windows forms/GUI. Visual Studio 2008 has a wizard you can elect to generate all the necessary files for it. Where can I learn to do this manually without the wizard? What should I do?


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    Try not to rely on wizards as they will actually confuse you more than reading a tutorial on C++ Win32 API

    Basically all you have to do, is create 2 functions that windows requires, and then the WM_CREATE is where you create your objects to display to the screen. The WM_COMMAND is where you create commands that your buttons can send the operating system.

    It's fairly simple but it may take some patience and reading a tutorial.
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