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Author Topic: What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?  (Read 3421 times)

skywalka

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What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?
« on: May 12, 2013, 05:15:09 AM »
Hi guys.

There seems to be a lot of coding languages.  I guess more than one of them is used for Windows programs?  Which ones?  How does Windows understand these different languages?

Thanx for looking.

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Re: What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 05:34:15 AM »
Regarding programming languages: All of them are used for applications.
How Windows 'understands' them: See this: Compiler

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Re: What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 12:02:13 PM »
A couple of resources that might help you:

Computer Programming For Beginners, Kids, and Adults

Best Free Ways to Learn Programming

DC's own Programming School.

Understanding Programming Languages (pdf), by M. Ben-Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science.

And from MSDN - The Basics: How Programming Works

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Re: What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 03:00:11 PM »
tx for the links

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Re: What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 09:49:07 PM »
Hi guys.

There seems to be a lot of coding languages.  I guess more than one of them is used for Windows programs?  Which ones?  How does Windows understand these different languages?

Thanx for looking.

I'll suggest a useful exercise is to find a sheet of paper and diagram a little what you are trying to learn.

Windows native applications?

And then there is stuff that is more "web based" but needs Windows local front ends.

Don't forget there is in fact a Windows Phone.

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Re: What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 07:34:47 AM »
Thanks for the replies.

I'd like to make simple programs to start with.  Like this:
http://skwire.dcmemb...?page=files-2-folder

I'd like to make iPhone apps.  Android wouldn't hurt.

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Re: What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 03:27:40 PM »
I'd like to make simple programs to start with.  Like this:
http://skwire.dcmemb...?page=files-2-folder

FWIW, that application is written in AutoHotkey but could have been written in any number of languages.

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Re: What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013, 10:35:52 PM »
I personally either write windows software in VB.NET or Windows Presentation Foundation, with the WPF you will find the majority of Windows software is programmed in this environment. Other Windows languages we use C++ and when needed Python.
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Re: What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 11:23:30 PM »
WPF is not a stand-alone language, per-say.  WPF is, as it implies by the name, a UI framework, that is used to facilitate the building of the User Experience Layer in an XML based construct that is used alongside another programming language, usually C# or Visual Basic, though any .NET language can be utilized in theory.

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WPF exists as a subset of .NET Framework types that are for the most part located in the System.Windows namespace. If you have previously built applications with .NET Framework using managed technologies like ASP.NET and Windows Forms, the fundamental WPF programming experience should be familiar; you instantiate classes, set properties, call methods, and handle events, all using your favorite .NET Framework programming language, such as C# or Visual Basic.

Just wanted to set that straight... :)

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Re: What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2013, 12:16:03 AM »
and I see you copied and pasted that in there :P
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Re: What Language are Windows Programs Coded In?
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2013, 07:57:29 AM »
and I see you copied and pasted that in there :P

Well, yes.  That's why its a quote.  And it's from the link... that I put into the text.  :huh:

Why go through the trouble of paraphrasing if there's a perfectly good explanation that's referenced.  That way you don't have to depend on my definition, but see what the creators say about it.