Chris Parton

Hi all.

This is my first post on MS forums, so I'll leave out the fancy formatting .
I wasn't quite sure where to post this, but I decided this was my best bet.

Anyway, im intending to develop applications for windows vista using c++. There seem to be thousands of APIs floating around and I don't know which one to use.

Could anyone give me a push in the right direction I'm just looking for a core API with all the basic features for vista development (including glass etc).

Also, i despise WYSIWYG (sorry Frontpage) interfaces.

Is there anything like this I liked the win32 API, but its... well... 32-bit. Something similar to that would be nice.

Thanks heaps,
Chris

P.S - I'm only 15, so this is like fighting a group of sharks with a mac . I accept criticism, but only if it's constructive.