Not really a techy question, but an easy one. Can one use Windows Forms for GUI design whilst using unmanaged C++ code? Or am I stuck with MFC? If so, are there any good net resources (eBooks, tutorials) on MFC, cheap or free? I know nothing about it, and every time I try to muck around in VS.NET with MFC I just get more and more confused. Starting a personal project soon and it's a requirement that I have a pretty GUI to go with the backend.
Also, any recommendations on alternate implementations of STL that are a bit more lightweight than the included one?
Thanks so much for any help.