Programming for Windows Texts: Pref's RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to ask about the preferences/opinions of which is a better text for understanding Win API (or MS Windows programming, in general). The titles are

    (1) Windows System Programming, 3rd Edition. By Hart, J. M. Oct 2004
    (2) Programming Windows, 5th Ed. By Petzold, Charles. Nov 1998

    Book (1) appears to be most recent, whereas (2) a little bit older, although (2) has been mentioned in some earlier thread, and it was recommended. Which one is better to get understanding the Win APIs? Thanks.

    Thursday, November 10, 2005 5:53 PM


  • I can tell you only about the Petzold. It's a "must have read" book! And Everything that's not covered by this book, is covered by Jeffrey Richters book "Advanced Windows Programming".

    The Petzold covers more the UI part. Jeffrey Richter covers more the internals of the Win32 API!
    Thursday, November 10, 2005 8:05 PM