• Advertisement

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Book Needed For Win32 With C++

This topic is 5557 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Any books to recommend for Win32 with C++? I''m beginning to learn Win32 but I''ve only used tutorials. I''m ready to move on to a book but I wanted some feedback before I buy. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement
I own Sams Unleashed Programming Windows 98/NT. Not much has changed (until you get to XP/2000, I guess), and it covers all aspects of the Win32 api and functions. Its a great resource. Also, check out MSDN, I find that to be very useful for many of the questions I have. Hope it helps.
Brendan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Get either one of these, or both:

Programming Windows by Charles Petzold
Programming Windows with MFC by Jeff Prosise (<- did I spell right?)


My compiler generates one error message: "does not compile."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I deffinately have to agree with the Petzold book. That''s how I learned Win32. If you want to learn Win32 stay away from MFC though. Don''t get me wrong, it''s good for quick and dirty little tester apps. But I''d never make anything in MFC I''d want to show another human being.


P.S. - If you don''t agree with my opinion of MFC, please don''t start a flame war. I''ve never talked to a professional programmer who used MFC for release projects.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Advertisement