I am a beginner to visual c++ Windows application programming and I want to display an image on the screen but I don't know how. Can anyone help me?
Most of the stuff I found on the net was about MFC application which I'm not interested in.
I want this application to be as simple as possible so it's not surprise that I'm not interested in using any additional library like OpenCV or use of Direct2D, OpenGl.
BitBlt, look it up on MSDN. Also see, http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/bitmaps.html.