I am new to this forum, so, I hope this is the right place to post this issue.
I am an experienced programmer, but I am starting to develop modern VC++ applications. Nowadays, I am programming mostly in C# 5.0.
In an effort to learn modern C++, I have converted several small utilities, I normally use, from C# 5.0 to C++, using MFC. The new versions open faster, perform much better, and have a very small footprint. STL is impressive. Unfortunately, the user interface is much poorer when compared to the DevExpress suite I use for C#. I hope there are similar suites for C++ too. Are any of you aware of one I could try?
Alas, I am unable to find any simple MFC C++ sample showing how to execute an SQL Server 2012 Store Procedure that takes parameters and returns one or more recordsets.
I have been browsing the Web for days. All the samples I found are very old (VC++ 6.0), most do not even compile, some are ATL related, and other are VC++.Net related.
I will not be able to do any serious work without easily accessing SQL Servers.
Would any of you please kindly point me to any resource (sample, book, e-book, documentation, etc.) that could help me perform this very simple task? Microsoft's own documentation does not have many samples, and not one specifically illustrating how to do this simple operation.
I am under the impression that Microsoft is deprecating MFC. Is this true? Besides the modern interface, which does not apply in my case because my clients mostly run Windows 7, what is the preferred way to develop native C++ Windows line-of-business applications?
Thanks very much for any suggestion.