Creating Windows Applications (C++)

Now that we've learned about the Visual Studio IDE and command-line applications, we will learn how to create Windows applications. With Visual C++, you can create Windows applications by using many different technologies, such as the Windows API (also known as the Win32 API) and the .NET Framework.

In this section, we will create two simple Windows applications by using the Win32 API and the .NET Framework. We will also create a Windows Forms Control by using the .NET Framework, and finally we will create a simple game by using DirectX.


These topics assume that you understand the fundamentals of the C++ language.

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