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What is Win32 API programming!

hey there...
its a silly question but what is win32 api programming and is it differ from MFC programming...and what about windows standard programmming????

thanx
ak

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  • AsmGuru62AsmGuru62 Member Posts: 6,519
    : hey there...
    : its a silly question but what is win32 api programming and is it differ from MFC programming...and what about windows standard programmming????
    :
    : thanx
    : ak
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    [blue]I do not see a diff. between standard and API programming - API is a set of functions which do the job in Windows. MFC simply wraps them in a C++ classes hierarchy, so it is easy to create applications. But MFC has its own problems... like inability to derive once derived class - you can do it, but all work being done there by Code Wizards you have to do it yourself and it is the same as write in API.[/blue]
  • stoberstober Member Posts: 9,765 ✭✭✭
    : : hey there...
    : : its a silly question but what is win32 api programming and is it differ from MFC programming...and what about windows standard programmming????
    : :


    "windows standard programming" and "win32 api programming" are two different terms for the same thing.

    Personally, I love MFC (most of the time) and wouldn't think of writing a windows program with raw win32 API function calls. MFC does NOT prevent you from calling the win32 API functions. Indeed, its done quite often because MFC does NOT wrap everything into c++ classes.
  • ChessoChesso Member Posts: 17
    Windows 32-Bit Application Programmer Interface.

    This is what you need to learn to program in windows enviroment, MFC and other's similar hide this from you and though it may be much simpler it can also mean problems for you.

    Personally if you want a visual designer you might aswell do Delphi or something even faster and easier and besides MFC is crappy. Or just do the Win32 programming yourself.
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