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I need some help choosing between two windows API books. If anyone could lend a suggestion, that''d be great. If it makes any difference, I''m an intermediate programmer. Win32 Programming (Addison-Wesley Advanced Windows Series) by Brent E. Rector, Joseph M. Newcomer (Contributor) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201634929/ref=cm_wl_ovu-pg.1-pos.1/002-6854771-4238458?v=glance&coliid=I21GM1XYP7GYF5&me=ATVPDKIKX0DER Programming Windows, The Definitive Guide to the Win32 API by Charles Petzold http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/157231995X/ref=pd_bxgy_text_1/002-6854771-4238458?v=glance&s=books&st=* Just as an extra, I stumbled upon this book which I found rather interesting... Win32 System Programming: A Windows(R) 2000 Application Developer''s Guide (2nd Edition) by Johnson M. Hart http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201703106/ref=pd_sim_books_1/002-6854771-4238458?v=glance&s=books Any thoughts would be appreciated.. thanks.

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Definately

Programming Windows, The Definitive Guide to the Win32 API
by Charles Petzold

Everyone I know who programs in windows using the regular Win32 API has this book. Sure, it''s old, and some parts from it are obselete, but it is the best when learning.

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I actually just received Programming Windows Fifth Edition: The definitive guide to the Win32 API today from Amazon. HUGE book. I got a lot of reading ahead of me, but there is always the Window Platform SDK if you don''t want to spend money on a book. Reviews on the Win32 book written by Petzold have all been good, at least the ones I have read. I''d recommend that for you.

Mike

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Get Petzold''s Book. I have it... and it was relayed to me when i first bought it... "If you want to know how to program windows... there is no other book"

It goes over windows, error msgs, childs etc etc etc.... everything.

It also starts small and builds up. Really well written. (windows still confuses me though)

-DD

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