There's mountains of guides for learning C++ and they all cover from hello world to pointers, but I never see any of them make a peep about making an actual window. They all stay in consoles and that's that.
Why is this? Do most people never mess with API and such? Are people satisfied with just the console?
I'm desperately trying to learn how to make a program look like an actual program, not a black console window. Guides are lacking, creating a default win32 Project in MVS2008 generates 200 lines of code for something so simple.
Do you guys seriously remember all these codes by heart? How can you even learn this stuff with the lack of guides?
On top of that, there's tons of libraries out there to help programming but no one seems to agree on what should be used.
I'm so lost.