Help!!! I am new

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Hi, i am new to Visual C++, and i don't really know what i'm doing. I've learnt a bit of VB and can anyone point me in the right direction
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Please explain WHAT you need help with:

1) Visual C++ the PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT.
2) C++ the PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE.
3) WINDOWS Programming in GENERAL!
4) ALL of the above.

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1&2 ( Visual C++ the Programming environment and C++ the programming language.) I only know a bit of VB!
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Start from zero.

I recommend you to buy a book like "Professional Software Development with Visual C++ 6.0 & MFC (With CD-ROM)"; you can find it at http://www.amazon.com

It is just to start learning a bit about it.

Meanwhile, you can look around the MSDN library at Microsoft:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp

section Visual Tools and Languages

It's a huge world. So don't despirate at first time.

GLuck.

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One of the best things to do is just go to google and search for c++ tutorials beginner
Some sites have tutorials that will walk you through all of the basics that you need in order to get into the more advanced programming.
for future reference, usenet is also a good place to ask c++ questions

http://tgos.org/newbie/ - usenet tutorial
news://alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++

OR (speaking of google)

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&group=alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c%2B%2B
(the %2B is to convert the "+" in c++)

another possibility is to use usenet to subscribe to micsrosoft's usenet server and one of their visual c++ groups.

server: msnews.microsoft.com
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i agree with Cnatra about a book.
should you be among the "financially challenged" - check your local library (or any library you can access) and search for "c++"

if you are worried about book quality, you might want to try http://www.accu.org/bookreviews/public/ to check it out.
(that site also has lots of other good c++ links, including http://www.accu.org/begincpp/public/ - which provides a group environment within which to learn c++)

a good way to learn is by looking at source code (or so they say) -
http://www.cplusplus.com/src/
http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/default.asp?lngWId=3

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