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  1. #1
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    Need some training videos or web sites that teach how to do win32 gui.

    I am using Visual C++ Express 2010.
    Need to build unmanaged code, win32 etc
    No MFC, QT whatever, I need to build everything from scratch?
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    Re: Need some training videos or web sites that teach how to do win32 gui.

    The best intro book for WIN32 programming is
    Programming Windows 5th Edition by Charles Petzold

    If you really want training videos, there are several available on youtube

    For win32 documentation, the best place is Microsoft
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...vs.100%29.aspx (with a link to some video)

    just search www.msdn.microsoft.com
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    Re: Need some training videos or web sites that teach how to do win32 gui.

    "simple" projects are doable in plain API without a framework like mfc (which doesn't work in express) and qt and one of several others.

    But a bigger project, especially one with advanced/complex UI requirements will very quickly become quite daunting.

    You can write your own framework, but this is quite a big undertaking all in it's own (even for a limited framework). A framework like MFC and Qt are the result of manyears of effort. Some of the smaller/simpler frameworks are still in the thousands of manhours.

    If your projects are big/complex/ui-centric, then I would recommend you find a framework that suits your needs.

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