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I want to learn Windowsprogramming using DirectX. Since I''m an absolute beginner I need a reference that tells me how to do that stuff. So, please, can anyone out there tell me which book is best for a beginner? I have quite a good knowledge of DOS programming (concerning the background and the architecture of CPU and so on too), so I don''t need an introduction to Programming in General, but to Programming with Windows and DirectX. Thanks in advance for every suggestion! I have been programming in Turbo Pascal for 5 years. I also have experiences with Delphi, Turbo Assembler and C++. Now I''m trying to improve my Windows-based programming. This is a big change, since I was a DOS-Programmer ;-)

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How about ''Windows Game programming for dummies''? It is a pretty good book for an introduction to windows programming and it covers some direct x.

hope that helps.

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This generally depends on what you''re focusing on. Is it direct x? Then I suggest Inside Direct X or perhaps Tips and Tricks of the windows game programming gurus.
If your focus is on windows programming, then programming windows is one of your best bets.

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Real-Time Rendering by Moller and Haines is an amazing book. I highly recommend it.

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Why do people keep recommending RTR for beginning programmers. It has no windows/directx code and that''s what he was asking for.

Mike

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