Thread: does anyone still program for Windows using C and the Windows API?

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    does anyone still program for Windows using C and the Windows API?

    Like it says in the title, does anyone still program for Windows using C and the Windows API (formerly Win32 API)? Like if I wanted to create my own Windows programs is that a viable option? I'm not a fan of the .Net Framework.

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    Raw C is something I have not used this centuary. C++ is still widely used as is C#. The Windows API would still be used for desktop type programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty Bell View Post

    Like it says in the title, does anyone still program for Windows using C and the Windows API (formerly Win32 API)? Like if I wanted to create my own Windows programs is that a viable option? I'm not a fan of the .Net Framework.
    You will usually find me reading *a lot* of C code. And, a bit of C++ code but barely ever writing any.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fossaw View Post

    Raw C is something I have not used this centuary. C++ is still widely used as is C#. The Windows API would still be used for desktop type programs.
    With the advent of rust and not having a lot of experience with either C/C++, only being a bit familiar, it looks saner for me to concentrate on Rust as my primary systems programming language.

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    There are numerous alternatives, but that is not what the op asked.

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