I've seen this question asked before but I didn't see any real answers.
Is there any good books or online courses (not college courses) that I can get which would teach the basics of windows application programming?
I'm writing console applications at a beginner level right now and I know that's the place to begin, but I would also like to begin with learning how to write windows apps.
I'm using Visual Studio Pro 2013 and I can write C# apps with that but I'm totally unfamiliar with C# and as I understand it the language is specific to Microsoft. If that's not correct someone please tell me.
I've seen lots of books out there on C# but not C++.