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Hello,

I have been poking around a bit with C++ and want to get out of the boring console programs.  Can someone point me in the direction of some good tutorials for making Windows programs.

I am using Dev C++ for a compiler.
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MS Press - Programming Windows 5th Edition by Charles Pelzol
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Anyone Online Resources?
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I think you should try OpenGL...To create OpenGL graphics firstly, you must download gl library headers to compile OpenGL codes...

http://www.home.no/apron/english/apron.htm?tut_gl

In above web adres you can find some tutorial codes & applications about OpenGL...
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Anyone Online Resources?
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Ok, I was looking at that site, CINGIL

I think I would be more interested in the WIN 32 (I want to create programs with Text Areas, check boxes, radio lists, etc. and not graphics)  I will check out some of the programs there, thanks for the URL.
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Ok, I was looking at that site, CINGIL

I think I would be more interested in the WIN 32 (I want to create programs with Text Areas, check boxes, radio lists, etc. and not graphics)  I will check out some of the programs there, thanks for the URL.
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Ok, I was looking at that site, CINGIL

I think I would be more interested in the WIN 32 (I want to create programs with Text Areas, check boxes, radio lists, etc. and not graphics)  I will check out some of the programs there, thanks for the URL.
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Well, the easiest way to start learning to code with the WIN32 API, is to learn by example. The best tutorial online, that I know of, was written by theForger. Its what I used to get myself started writing windowed programs, and its very comprehensive:

http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/

Oh, and its free, and downloadable.

If you're looking for a dirty-but-easy solution, you could try Microsoft's Visual C++ compiler, which has a number of easy wizards that build basic windows applications using MFC (checkboxes, menus, controls and all).

If you want to program graphics, but don't feel like learning OpenGL or DirectX, you could try the CDX GDK, which is a set of wrapper classes for DirectX:

http://www.cdxlib.com/

Good luck!
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