Do not insult my intelligence by calling me a child. I will be attending college in the coming semester, but in the mean time, I find it more productive to learn more about the windows API, than to sit around playing video games all day. I would thank you to answer me, instead of posting un-helpful comments about irrelevant subjects.
I have searched and searched and searched and only to find irrelevant junk. Yes, there are PLENTY of tutorials, and sample codes, but they do not help me if I can not understand them. Also, 70-90% of them aren't even related. They show you how to 'write a program', or how to 'use directx' etc... I'm looking for a resource website, not tutorials. I'm looking for a place like http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/
but for MSVC++. I know MSVC++ doesn't technically
use C++, which is why I'm looking for a reference website. My next step (once I understand the basics, like how to program a button's action) will be to follow up on what I already know. I have been programing DOS for about a year. I should think I'm ready for GUIs.
The first step though is finding the answer to this question: How can i make objects (buttons, textboxes, etc...) do somthing? How can i retrieve the text from the textbox, change a label, etc........
Now that I have made it clear that I'm not a little script kiddie, hellbent on writing a hopless PE or some other BS, I will tell you:
yes, I suppose I should start with MSVC++' drag and drop crap to learn the basics. Once I can get that, I will be better able to do it outside of VC (yes, i study code, not just write it off the bat...).
on another note:
It wont be. It will program itself!! (*o*) lol
"Real programmers tell the computer what they want, they don't bother with the 'ifs, thens, and elses!"