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Books on WinAPI C++

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  • I been looking around today at Barnes and Noble for a book on Windows API for C++ but I could not find any. And I only can find one tutorial on google for it and its just basic. Does anyone know of any books on WinAPI for C++?? Thanks.
    Sunday, October 23, 2005 2:16 AM

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  • Hello.

    I suspect you mean C and not C++.
    It is called Programming Windows (any edition is great) and is written by Charles Petzold.

    I think this is the newest:
    http://www.charlespetzold.com/pw5/index.html
    The reason why he has not written a newer one, I suspect, is that this is still sufficient!

    This is the best computer-related book I have read, and I am not alone.

    Take a look at the sample chapter (which I think is part of MSDN lib also)
    http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/sampchap/2344.asp#SampleChapter

    You can look forward to this one
    Gorm Braarvig
    Sunday, October 23, 2005 10:15 AM
  • I was wondering if I should even learn the Win32 API because I heard Microsoft is going with .NET for there next O/S. They want it to be the standard and not use Win32 API. So should I just use the .NET Framework instead of the Win32API or else I will order one of those books. Thanks.
    Sunday, October 23, 2005 8:40 PM
  • > I heard Microsoft is going with .NET for there next O/S

    I heard otherwise.

    DLL API will exist for everything.
    90% of code written in Microsoft is not .NET.
    .NET is more productive for simple applications, with DLL API you can do more.
    You can use a compination, .NET and P/Invoke.
    Tip: Learn the basics of WINAPI first, then go on to learn .NET.
    Later, you might touch the surface of ActiveX/COM.

    Use MSDN library.
    Gorm Braarvig
    Sunday, October 23, 2005 9:00 PM