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prefered C++ environment, Help needed
I have been programming in C/C++ and other languages in the past.
Borland C++, Windows Visual C++ console apps, Embedded controlers( Microchip MCC18), Visual Basic, others.
Can someone please advise me of an appropriate starting platform to create Windows applications (on XP and Vista) in C/C++ without spending months of reading before my first Hello world program.
I find most platform so criptic. MFC is non sense ! takes forever to learn.
All I want to do is to create windows, place text and graphic, communicate with serial port or USB, etc ...
Please avoid Microsoft tools. I am looking for open source, mainly.
I tried FreeBasic, it is nice but I prefer C.
I need a platform that won't take forever to learn.
Please help !