Hi, I'm a beginner, and I'm looking for the simplest way to get the source of a webpage into a string under Win. Also, I'm using Dev-Cpp, and I noticed that many of you don't like it, what would you recommend instead?

There may be a build-in Windows library that's easier, but I always use libcurl for this kind of thing. It might be a little difficult for a "beginner". I'm not sure. You'll need to download libcurl, install it, and link to it. It's not difficult to use, but again, I don't know if I'd consider it "beginner"-level.

As far as IDEs, there's a thread going on right now regarding whether the dissing of Dev C++ is warranted or not. Three alternatives: Visual Studio, Code Blocks, Net Beans.