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Pointers for C++ - I've built simple programs, what do I do next?


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#1 Cyanide263

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 03:50 PM

Hi. I'm learning C++. I have learnt how to build very basic programs using an online tutorial. So far I have learnt about basic functions like int main (), cout<<,
if statements etc. I have very and I mean very basic knowledge of the programming language. Where should I go next? I want to learn how to make a GUI for simple programs. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 03:58 PM

I would start with another language, such as C# or Visual Basic. C++ GUI applications are not simple undertakings. Either that or become an experienced ( a few months ) console programmer in the language.

However...

http://winprog.org/tutorial/ <-- if you're a glutton for punishment.

Note that most operating system interfaces are C based, not C++. No object oriented goodness :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 04:08 PM

Thanks for your advice. I knew GUI programs would be difficult and frustrate me, but I'll see what I can do.

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 05:16 PM

C# and Visual Basic let you just drag windows forms controls around.. much easier :thumbsup:

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