Hey wizeguys,
I am using windows XP and have VC++ 2008. I can make a simple GUI window and write text and add menus and all that n00bish crap. I want to move further. Firstly, i atleast want to know how to change the color of the text that we show in the window using the TextOut function. I'm sure the color function goes somewhere in the WndProc.
Second, i want to know with explainations by some kind soul about loading images in our window. It should make sense :)

Thank you, that's a very helpfull link. Anymore like those?

That is a well known link for learning the Win32 API. For your original question, there's not much more you could need that's not already on that page.