The first thing that i would do is get a compiler.
there are several free compilers out there.
Borlands c++ which many professional programmers use can be found at:
the problem with this is you have to become part of their commmunity. I would suggest this compiler it is less complex than the others.
After you get that special compiler for c++, just like any other programming language (including html) you have to learn the basics. So find a good tutorial.
and im sure there many other great resources out there.
I know you all want to dive into windows programming but that takes a little experience.
To truly learn how to program you must follow one philosophy. "Do stuff. Repeat."
Any way any questions along the way i'm here. Good luck.
(Edited by runtime error at 6:18 pm on Mar. 31, 2001)