Win32 Programming – part 4: C++ runtime redistributable

If you develop Win32 application using Visual C++ 2005 you will probably also have to distribute the C++ runtime together with your application.X86 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=32BC1BEE-A3F9-4C13-9C99-220B62A191EE&displaylang=enX64 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=90548130-4468-4BBC-9673-D6ACABD5D13B&displaylang=enIA64 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=526BF4A7-44E6-4A91-B328-A4594ADB70E5&displaylang=en

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Win32 Programming – part 3: tools

Here I recap, for those that do not yet have them, what I believe necessary tools and documentation to approach Win32 programming: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition (download it localized in your preferred languare and also don’t forget to download service pack 1 from the same page)Microsoft Platform Software Development Kit (PSDK)If you are using VC++…

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Win32 Programming – part 2: forums and newsgroups

In writing any non-trivial application, help from the community of developers if often fundamental. In my own dev projects I have been using various forums and discussion sites.Following are links to what I think among the very best:Microsoft Discussion Groups (web interface to Microsoft’s public NNTP newsgroups)MSDN ForumsGoogle Groups (web interface to a vast set of NNTP newgroups)CodeGuru ForumsDev…

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Win32 Programming – part 1: an introductory tutorial

Something I once enjoyed was developing small Windows applications starting from scratch, that is, coding everything in C or C++ using only the Win32 APIs. I’d like to dedicate a few of my blog’s posts to what it means to write applications this way. For this first post, I’d like to direct you this well known…

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