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Visual C?

Post by xTractatorix on Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:49 am
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Right now I'm using Code blocks, for compiling C and C++ code. I intend though to start programing much more complicated programs, such that call up Win32 API calls, and i figure, if I'm going to be programing programs that will run very heavily on the Windows OS shouldn't i just use Visual C? I hear that when working with Windows related programing Visual Studios has a lot of support and articles, tutorials, etc on the subject. I also hear though that Visual C forms many bad habits in programing...
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Re: Visual C?

Post by centip3de on Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:36 pm
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xTractatorix wrote:Right now I'm using Code blocks, for compiling C and C++ code. I intend though to start programing much more complicated programs, such that call up Win32 API calls, and i figure, if I'm going to be programing programs that will run very heavily on the Windows OS shouldn't i just use Visual C? I hear that when working with Windows related programing Visual Studios has a lot of support and articles, tutorials, etc on the subject. I also hear though that Visual C forms many bad habits in programing...


It does form a large amount of bad programming habits and if I remember correctly, Microsoft changed C in their own image which is why it's not just called 'C'. Anyway, any IDE can easily use Win32 API calls as their built in the language, not the editor. However, I would suggest using MSDN and other Microsoft related articles to start using hooks, DLL's and API's they made because the information is straight from the source, 100% accurate.
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Re: Visual C?

Post by xTractatorix on Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:02 pm
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Thank you, i really didnt want to have to learn a new language, just to do API calls :mrgreen:
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Post by centip3de on Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:44 pm
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xTractatorix wrote:Thank you, i really didnt want to have to learn a new language, just to do API calls :mrgreen:


Then Code::Blocks is for you!
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