So I figured I would blog about my first month learning Visual C++ it's defiantly been a learning experience and a fun one at that! I was looking for a good book to get started on C++ so I went to the used book store and picked up Beginning Visual C++ 2005 by Ivor Horton. It's a wonderful book and he does a very good job explaining the fundamentals of the C++ language (ISO/ANSI C++ and C++/CLI) I'm currently wrapping up chapter 15 and figured now would be a great time to share my progress. I finally finished all of the basic color and draw elements in my sketcher program. I did this without copying and pasting any code.