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TOTAL BEGINNER

Okay, im almost a total beginner to programming in c++ (or c for that matter) i have previously programmed (and am an expert) in VB however it is quite useless for applications that require you not having to install extra files other than the .EXE Anyway, are there any good books and (preferably) free online c++ tutorials that can teach me *Windows* programming in C++ Also - is it true that you dont need ANY dependency files, just the EXE file...?
thanks a lot.
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tgeminiCommented:
Hello Stedan_98
For online help, I like www.codeproject.com and www.codeguru.com. You can also subscribe to a good c++ tip of the day mailing list at www.tipworld.com. A good book that we used at university that covers the basics of c++ is "Introduction to Computer Science with C++", by Lambert Nance and Naps, it doesnt cover any windows programming but it is quite good for c++ alone, which you will need a good grounding in before you do any windows programming (which I personally loathe doing). The windows interface is just a lot of classes, I learnt it by using code examples and the MSDN cds. And yes, you can build EXEs that dont require and external dependancies, they are a lot bigger though.
Kind Regards,
Bob
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stedan_98Author Commented:
ermm on the web pages you mentioned i couldent really find any tutorials however if noone else answers ill give you the points...
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tgeminiCommented:
Ok, check these out:
This one looks good, it is aimed at people who know pascal - http://library.thinkquest.org/3074/
http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/C++/
http://www.intap.net/~drw/cpp/
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nietodCommented:
I STRONGLY recommend you get a copy of Programming Windows by Charles Petzold, it probably is the most recognized windows programming book.

I also strongly recommend that you learn C/C++ before you try to learn programming windows in C/C++.  Both are huge indevors.
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