Hi Daniweb, I've almost always found solutions for various problems before and have now decided to become a member so I can contribute as well.
I would consider myself a so-so programmer (I understand classes, pointers, matrices, I/O, vectors, and of course structure). I am only able to make code which works with Command Line, however. I want to start basic Windows programming.
However, every time I try to get started I get a bunch of "Ok c&p all this code:
//Garbage code I don't understand int WinMain... //put your code hear! //more code I don't understand
and that's how you do it!"
This doesn't teach anything, I'm looking for an explanation as to how it works. A line by line tutorial would be nice. Also, often this simply does not work, and I am unable to troubleshoot because I don't understand.
As it goes, right now I have no code with which to start any simple project.
My questions: where can I find code which works? Where can I find an explanation for this code?
I imagine that a lot of programmers face this hurdle at some point so I would like to make this as useful a thread as possible.
If it makes a difference:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Version 9.0.21022.8 RTM
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Thanks in advance.