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Best Programming Language for Windows Applications (non-metro)

06 Aug 2016, 11:36

I want to take a couple of my AHK scripts and rewrite them as truly standalone Windows apps (yes, I know of AHK2exe), so I would like to know of the best programming language to use in that regard. I would prefer something that is lightweight and doesn't depend on things like .NET framework, Java, VBS, etc.

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Re: Best Programming Language for Windows Applications (non-metro)

07 Aug 2016, 22:40

C/C++. It will natively be the most lightweight, unless you include a plethora of libraries. It is not dependent on anything and is cross-platform, if designed to be so. It's also what AHK is written in.
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Re: Best Programming Language for Windows Applications (non-metro)

15 Mar 2017, 12:08

texasstylebbq wrote:Yes C++ is the best programming language. So you can proceed with it.
It's not even close. It all comes down to personal preference and what you want to achieve.
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