C++ Win32 Courses

You should be familiar with the material in our C++ Console Lessons before watching these videos. Win32 projects use the Microsoft Windows Application Programming Interface (API) for GUI and Systems programming function calls.


The Win32 API is strictly procedural and not object-oriented. So, it can be used in strict C, as well as C++. Although the name Win32 implies the that we are programming at 32 bit system, this API is also used in 16-bit and 64-bit Windows. For this reason, "Win32" is synonymous with the name "Windows API," which is the name that is more commonly used. Microsoft has continued to use the name "Win32" for these C++ projects in Visual Studio 2010. So, we have followed that usage to avoid confusion.

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