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  1. In Topic: Intro to the Windows API Part 3: Creating and using controls

    Posted 22 Jul 2012

    Thanks very much for making this tutorial.

    I was hoping someone would continue down the intro to win32 road, I've been following several basic win32 tutorials and last time I was looking for a tutorial on controls there wasn't one yet, so thanks and kudos to you.
  2. In Topic: Making a basic win32 app

    Posted 6 Jul 2012

    View PostSkydiver, on 05 July 2012 - 10:52 PM, said:

    You can hear/read in straight from the horses mouth: http://www.charlespe...Programmer.html

    Metro style apps will be a new paradigm compared to classic Win32 apps. If you want something more modern than Win32, I recommend learning WPF or WinForms in C#, until Metro proves itself in the industry.


    I'm on chapter 3 of the 5th edition, I think it's solid, just a little dated, it mentions the state of the art as being Windows 98 and NT 4.0.

    I don't know what to think of C#.

    WPF seems like something I should know, but first things first, I have to gain a solid foundation in Win32, I think.
  3. In Topic: Making a basic win32 app

    Posted 5 Jul 2012

    View PostSkydiver, on 05 July 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:

    Remember what I said in the other thread about char, and using wchar_t instead? Or use the WCHAR macro.

    I highly recommend getting a copy of Petzold's Programming Windows. It will ease your transition into Windows programming a lot better. http://www.amazon.co...ramming+windows


    What about the sixth edition of petzold's book? Is there a reason I should go with the fifth edition specifically?
  4. In Topic: Accessing directories in C/C++ Part I

    Posted 5 Jul 2012

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write this tutorial.

    I found it very educational.

    I did run into one snag though, I'm using visual studio and got an error when trying to #include <dirent.h>.

    It seems visual studio doesn't include any dirent.h, I did find this page that has dirent.h for visual studio available for download and that solved my problem.
  5. In Topic: Making a basic win32 app

    Posted 5 Jul 2012

    View PostSkydiver, on 05 July 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:

    Remember what I said in the other thread about char, and using wchar_t instead? Or use the WCHAR macro.

    I highly recommend getting a copy of Petzold's Programming Windows. It will ease your transition into Windows programming a lot better. http://www.amazon.co...ramming+windows


    Thank you for the suggestion, I'll look into the text you suggested.

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