i'm having major difficulties trying to set up wxwidgets for VS2010 just to create any gui at all and wonder if i'm even on the right track. is qt easier to use?
or should i switch to a different ide? i do also have a linux machine with eclipse on it (which i think will work as a c++ ide although i've only used it for java) but generally am still more comfortable using windows and vs2010 for the moment.
what's going to be the easiest way to start learning gui programming in c++? i've done a bit in java, and this just seems way more complicated than it needs to be getting started on it--i.e., just creating some kind of extremely basic "hello world" window for a start.
all things being equal, i do have a wxwidgets book by smart, hock and csomor, so if there's some easy way to get it going, i'd definitely be down for sticking with what i've got if there's some way to ease the starting pains. i have the libraries installed (correctly, i think) but can't figure out what steps to take to create a window--and the book doesn't help much either for the beginner, i'm afraid.