User Interface with C++
I'm currently teaching myself C++ but everything in the book is centered around console projects. Where do I look when I'm ready to start learning about user interfaces programmed with C++?
Go to msdn or look up Windows programming. There are so many ways to program GUI, of course, your best bet is a book...in fact the dubious Herb Schildt (remember him?) actually wrote some good starter books, you might look those up.
This might not be the answer you're looking for, but have you considered using a VB front end and a C++ back end. C++ books concentrate on console stuff (ie: focusing on the back end with the minimum of UI) probably because that's what it's best suited for.
Better than being unemployed...
Depending on your needs and who your target audience is, you could also look at things like QT and wxWindows.
C++ in action http://www.relisoft.com/book/win32 has a good tutorial on win32 programming without MFC.
Hey thanks guys. When you're just at the first snowflake on the tip of an iceberg it's hard to know what you're getting yourself into! My "real job" is application development, and I know that at some point here I'll be expected to do it all in C++. I'm coming from more of a multimedia standpoint, so this is quite different for me. For the past few years I've been doing all of my programming in Macromedia Director. Too bad none of my classes or utility scripts will transfer over! Oh well, I'll just learn that much faster by having to re-implement them in C++. Thanks for your advice!
I stumbled over Charles Petzold's windows programming book the other day.
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