Ok, here's kind of a general question for anyone who wants a few points...
I'm learning Visual C++ and I've gotten through a few books on the topic. I think I mostly understand classes, deriving classes from other classes, simple switch-type statements (if, else, for, while, etc.), and a few other things, but the only ways I know of outputting anything are through COUT from a console application, or with simple message-boxes from MFC applications.
I'm trying to learn how to use some graphical output, but scanning over the Visual C++ help files and documentation (on the MSDN library CD that comes with the Standard edition), I don't even know where to begin. Could anyone point me towards something that'll show me some basic graphical output commands? (Clearing the screen, turning a given pixel a given color, displaying bitmaps, and restoring the screen to windows when I'm done would all be useful)
Any direction would be appreciated.