How do start windows programming?

I am rather new to programming (some work in PHP, Jquery, Ruby, HTML, CSS, and now C++). With that said C++ is very different. I have built very basic programs like a calculator, and other small programs to move data from one location to another. They all look ugly as they are all console applications. I have tried to develop a program with a window and that part works but when I try to add buttons I run into errors no matter what codes I use (If you are interested this was a question I asked about adding buttons here ). So I really need to figure out why I cant add buttons, and why my codes simply will not work. I am using Dev-C++ and I installed Windows SDK. Help,comments, other questions anything would be great.
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Look into Qt ( You can Google tutorials for this.
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