hello there, im new here and i want to start learning c++. I have a few books and tutorials however i could use some help with other tutorials and resources..

So basicly what i want to learn right now is how to make gui programms in c++. I know that there are toolkits but im not realy in tuned with them ( dont know what they are or how to use them)

would someone please help me out?
-thanks!:confused::)

>hello there, im new here and i want to start learning c++.

You'd be better off learning and being comfortable with C/C++ before you start learning Windows GUI programming. You'll just make it way harder for yourself, and there's really no hurry.

I would suggest you start here:
http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial/lesson1.html

Also take advantage of other C/C++ resources you have available to you (i.e. Google). Once you feel like you know the language, proceed to other things such as GUI programming, or maybe .NET.

If your only motivation for learning programming is because you want to learn to make cool apps, you are going to have a hard time motivating yourself to learn programming on your own.

I myself was propelled mainly by the fact that I wanted to know how programs worked, and that even a console app was cool. Windows programming just came on me naturally after I had gotten a good grip of C/C++, and graphics programming after that. I didn't try to rush it. (Which unfortunately, is a tendancy I have.)

So my advice: the more complex app you want to create, the more you gotta love programming. And don't rush yourself; taking your time is the best way to learn (and to avoid bugs when you're actually programming).

Thank you very much for all your replies, i will do as told. Be sure to see me around, looks like ill be staying. (lol)
-thanks again

hello there, which is better out of the two.
visual c++ 6.0 or visual c++ 2005 express edition?

hello there, which is better out of the two.
visual c++ 6.0 or visual c++ 2005 express edition?

Don't waste your time with the crappy 6.0. It's too old and outdated anyway, and you're much better off using 2005 express, even if it isn't the "full" version.

I've been programming in C++ a year to two myself, mosty console applications, and not much else. How big a step up do you reckon is GUI programming, and how much does C++ help in making apps for platforms other than Windows.

a big step. You must MASTER console c++. Particuarly classes etc to do GUI stuff

C++ is the most portable language as c/c++ is what basically all linux apps are written in

c++ is NOT a requirement but C (or some other language) is. People have been writing GUI programs for years and years with only C programs. c++ classes will make GUI programming a bit easier, but is not absolutely necessary.

*nix GUI and MS-Windows GUI are completely different, but there are toolkits that make programs portable between the two operating systems.

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