Thread: could I have some advice?

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2001

    Lightbulb could I have some advice?

    I was wondering how much C++ knowledge I needed, to start learning some Windows API. I've been learning C++ since late September this year, and I am tired of working on code that produces boring DOS applications. I am half way through a C++ tutorial, but I was going to learn the API basics on how to write a simple window and a few dialog boxes, and those types of things. Should I learn some of this stuff or complete the C++ book before doing any windows programming?

  2. #2
    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Its worth having as much C/C++ knowledge behind you as you can......

    There's no hard and fast rule here, but the addage "Dont run before you can walk" is always relevant. Remember that once you start windows programming, you will still need all you have learned before.....

    Try a few tutorials and see how you get on.......

  3. #3
    train spotter
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    near a computer
    I learnt the WIN32 API before C++. Knew C though.

    As Fordy says try.....
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Advice on C Programming with MSVC++ 2008
    By IT_Guy in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-06-2009, 04:23 AM
  2. Advice on multithreading
    By Calef13 in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-24-2007, 03:28 PM
  3. girl friend advice (prob. the wrong place)
    By B0bDole in forum A Brief History of
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-22-2004, 06:38 PM
  4. need advice on project
    By lambs4 in forum C Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-23-2003, 01:06 PM
  5. Who's telling the truth??? Career Advice Needed Badly
    By Ican'tCjax,fl in forum C Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-06-2002, 06:16 PM