Why should a person learn win32 api? What things I can do when i have learnt it? Some people tell "There is no need to learn win32 api because literaly you will only design Window(box, messagebox etc), which you can easily do by MS Visual studio tools!". Is this true? And if i want to write a Video player software still I would have to use 3rd party library files(Header files)? I am asking it because most of the colleges and schools teach only Dos programming in C/C++.. I don't why?
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The reason they teach DOS programming is because its a lot easier to learn then win32 api. New programmers don't yet have the skills needed to program win32 api.
Another reason may be the old and ancient compilers/IDEs some schools use, such as Turbo C. They are too …
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In addition, as AD pointed out win32 is a very daunting topic, But let me give you a flip side,
Why should you not learn win32?
I would say the biggest argument against win32 is (excluding *nix and mac crazies) that your restricting yourself to one operating system …
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