A common misconception is that you need to use the .NET Framework if you want your application to access the Web. The truth is that both managed and native code need to deal with many of the same issues.

In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Kenny Kerr shows you how to use the Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP) API for implementing HTTP clients in C++.

To learn more about Windows development with C++, check out the previous installments of Windows with C++ as well as other related articles in the MSDN Magazine archives.