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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    Yes, I still use the old win32 API in C for simple programs, mainly just to use the graphics drawing functions provided by wingdi. As far as creating your own desktop applications goes, it depends what you want to do and if you are already competent in C. If you are already comfortable with C and just want to create a simple program than the old Win32 API will do just fine.

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