I'm not sure where to post this, so moderators please feel free to move this thread around as you please.
After learning C++ in the console, I now want to progress to making actual applications with a user interface. In my quest of doing this, I'm not entirely sure as to what road to go down. Coming from a web design background, I value having as much control as possible over my application design as possible - I don't care about things like how fast I might be able to complete an entire application - libraries like Qt, therefore, are out of the question for me.
Will Win32 API give me the control I want or would I need to step into other areas, for example Visual C++?
I'm a beginner, so please correct me if I'm wrong in any instance.