EFNet #Winprog

#Winprog is the premier Windows Programming channel on the EFNet IRC network. The channel is comprised of professional software developers, talented college and highschool students, novice programmers seeking help and the usual charlatans and rogues that add character to the colourful world that is the Internet. If you are new to IRC, please visit the mIRC website.

Our primary focus is: C/C++ Programming with the Win32 API or MFC. We would be happy to field any questions or discussions relating to this, our primary reason for being. In addition, we will generally discuss the following, or variations thereof....

  • COM and ATL
  • C# and .NET
  • Winsock or sockets programming
  • Power computer usage, news, and high-tech gadgetry

Help us help you

Follows these steps in order:
  1. Read How to Ask Questions the Smart Way and follow the advice contained therein.
    The authors of this document are not part of #winprog, so please don't bother them.
  2. If you are new to Win32, read the Tutorial from start to finish
  3. Check the FAQ to see if your answer is there
  4. Check MSDN to see if your answer is there
  5. Ask an intelligent question (see Step 1.) on the channel. Do not ask to ask. Do not ask a specific person.

Channel Rules

  1. No whining
  2. No colours or other formatting, especially in automated scripts.
  3. Do not paste code (or anything) on the channel. Paste it at
  4. If you feel you have been unfairly treated, abused or just aren't getting your money's worth ($0), see Rule #1.

Interesting Reading

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