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    How to start Visual C++ in a fast way

    Hello guys,

    I have a good experience about C++ console applications and now I'm at the 14th chapter of the book (http://www.stroustrup.com/programming1.html) with all the exercises solved by my own effort.
    I know if I wait I can learn the visual C++ from that book but I need to learn the visual part (for creating a small app) on C++ now. What way do you suggest me please?
    Is there good tutorials here for that purpose?

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    Re: How to start Visual C++ in a fast way

    using MFC would be the easiest way for the beginner to develop UI under Windows.
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    Re: How to start Visual C++ in a fast way

    For MFC, the first book I would suggest is Programming Windows with MFC by Jeff Prosise http://www.amazon.co.uk/Programming-...fc+programming. Note that MFC programming requires a good working knowledge of c++ classes. (Chapter 14 and Appendix A.12 in your book).

    Depending upon what you wish to achieve, the book uses FLTK to produce graphical programs (as you will have come across from Chapter 12 onwards).
    All advice is offered in good faith only. You are ultimately responsible for effects of your programs and the integrity of the machines they run on.

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    Re: How to start Visual C++ in a fast way

    OK guys thank you both of you very much.
    @2Kaud: That book is written from 1999! Isn't it out dated?
    But except from MFC, I've heard about QT.
    What do you think of that? Which one is more worth to learning? Or should I start QT after MFC?
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    Re: How to start Visual C++ in a fast way

    Quote Originally Posted by abbassi View Post
    OK guys thank you both of you very much.
    @2Kaud: That book is written from 1999! Isn't it out dated?
    No.
    However, there are some new MFC classes implemented in 2008
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    Re: How to start Visual C++ in a fast way

    Quote Originally Posted by abbassi View Post
    bout C++ console applications and now I'm at the 14th chapter of the book (http://www.stroustrup.com/programming1.html) with all the exercises solved by my own effort.
    I know if I wait I can learn the visual C++ from that book but I need to learn the visual part (for creating a small app) on C++ now. What way do you suggest me please?
    Is there good tutorials here for that purpose?
    If you've used that book extensively so far why not try out the GUI library the author suggests namely FLTK.

    http://www.fltk.org/index.php

    I haven't used it myself but it seems very nifty and not too big and complicated. And if you want to develop user interfaces "visually" it seems to come with a UI builder called FLUID.
    Last edited by razzle; June 10th, 2014 at 03:07 PM.

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