?
Solved

TOTAL BEGINNER

Posted on 2000-02-15
4
Medium Priority
?
228 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
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.
0
Comment
Question by:stedan_98
  • 2
4 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
tgemini earned 40 total points
ID: 2524986
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:stedan_98
ID: 2525110
ermm on the web pages you mentioned i couldent really find any tutorials however if noone else answers ill give you the points...
0
 

Expert Comment

by:tgemini
ID: 2525137
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/
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:nietod
ID: 2525293
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.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When writing generic code, using template meta-programming techniques, it is sometimes useful to know if a type is convertible to another type. A good example of when this might be is if you are writing diagnostic instrumentation for code to generat…
This article will show you some of the more useful Standard Template Library (STL) algorithms through the use of working examples.  You will learn about how these algorithms fit into the STL architecture, how they work with STL containers, and why t…
The viewer will learn how to use the return statement in functions in C++. The video will also teach the user how to pass data to a function and have the function return data back for further processing.
The viewer will be introduced to the member functions push_back and pop_back of the vector class. The video will teach the difference between the two as well as how to use each one along with its functionality.

569 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question